a story lives forever
Sign in
Form submission failed!

Stay signed in

Recover your password?
Form submission failed!

Web of Stories Ltd would like to keep you informed about our products and services.

Please tick here if you would like us to keep you informed about our products and services.

I have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions.

Please note: Your email and any private information provided at registration will not be passed on to other individuals or organisations without your specific approval.

Video URL

You must be registered to use this feature. Sign in or register.


Lewis Thomas


Losing respect for Felix G Rohatyn
Jeremy Bernstein Scientist
Comments (0) Please sign in or register to add comments

I did Felix Rohatyn, the financier. That was not a very good experience. I mean, it was a job of work and I did it and he was nice enough. But then he tried to hustle the magazine to get it into print. I never had that experience before. I understood why he was an operator. He called me one Sunday and he said, 'If this is not published in a week, I'm giving it away to somebody'. Of course, he couldn't give it away to anything. I mean, I wrote the product he was giving away. And I called Shawn and I said, 'This is what Rohatyn has said', and Shawn put it in, so Rohatyn got what he wanted, but whatever respect I had for Rohatyn was over

Born in 1929, Jeremy Bernstein is an American physicist, educator and writer known for the clarity of his writing for the lay reader on the major issues of modern physics. After graduating from Harvard University, Bernstein worked at Harvard and at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton. In 1962 he became an Associate Professor of Physics at New York University, and later a Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, a position he continues to hold. He was also on the staff of The New Yorker magazine.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: Claude Shannon, Felix G Rohatyn

Duration: 46 seconds

Date story recorded: 15th June 2011

Date story went live: 28 October 2011