Don't miss John Stossel's brand new special, "Scared Stiff: Worry in America," which airs tonight at 9 pm eastern on ABC's 20/20:
Are you scared stiff? There's a lot to be scared about. The media warn us about terrorism, bird flu, vicious crime, cancer, global warming and much more. But are all worries created equal? John Stossel expands on his very first ABC TV special, "Are We Scaring You to Death?," by looking at how we handle risks that face us today. He finds that what we worry about is often different from what's most likely to hurt us. Stossel's "Scared Stiff: Worried In America" airs as a special two-part "20/20," FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (9:01-10:00 & 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Stossel talked about fear and its consequences in this classic Reason interview way back in 1997. Also check out Stossel in Reason on corporate welfare, education, and how to fire an incompetent teacher.
And read this to see the transformative effect the magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets" had on Stossel's thinking.