American Masters

James Watson on X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin

Clip: 01/02/2019 | 2m 36s Video has closed captioning.

X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin’s work contributed to James Watson and Francis Crick’s discovery of DNA’s structure. Yet, Watson insulted Franklin and depicted her in a negative light in his bestselling book “The Double Helix.”

Aired: 01/02/19

Rating: NR

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