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BioCentury This Week TV

January 31, 2012 18:22 ET

When Romney Advisor Speaks on "BioCentury This Week" TV the National News Media Listens

Romney Advisor Norm Coleman Made Waves on "BioCentury This Week" Television When He Predicted a GOP President Will Not Repeal the Affordable Care Act; The News was Instantly Picked Up by More Than 20 National News and Political Sites; The Romney Campaign Quickly Responded That it Remains Committed To Repealing "Obamacare"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - In less than two years, "BioCentury This Week" TV has already become the place where movers and shakers in healthcare come to make their views known -- and the place they go to hear what their colleagues have to say.

And what they say makes things happen.

BioCentury's interview with Mitt Romney adviser Norm Coleman is the latest example. On Sunday, Jan. 22, the former Senator from Minnesota made news when he predicted the GOP won't repeal the healthcare reform law, even if a Republican candidate defeats President Obama this November.

"You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told "BioCentury This Week." "You can't whole cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."

The news ricocheted through the blogosphere, getting picked up by more than 20 national news and political sites (see list below).

And the Romney campaign quickly issued a rebuttal, saying, "Gov. Romney can and will repeal Obamacare, and is committed to doing so."

Getting the right people, asking the right questions, staying on top of the big issues of the day -- "BioCentury This Week" is the only news show that can keep you informed about what matters in healthcare and medicine today.

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Tracking healthcare reform on "BioCentury This Week":

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"BioCentury This Week," the first public affairs program of its kind to be broadcast on a major U.S. television station -- and webcast around the world -- is a partnership of BioCentury Publications and W*USA, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate serving the Washington, D.C. market.

"BioCentury This Week" is part of the W*USA "Sunday Power Block" lineup, which includes Platts Energy Week; CBS Sunday Morning; Face the Nation; This Week in Defense News and The McLaughlin Group. "BioCentury This Week" airs in the Washington market on WUSA Channel 9 at 8:30-9:00 a.m. EST every Sunday.

Each broadcast also is streamed from the "BioCentury This Week" website starting at 9:00 a.m. EST every Sunday, and is archived online so viewers around the world can connect to the program's timely discussions on important developments in science and healthcare that are affecting the way people live, eat and work.

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Now in its 20th year, BioCentury Publications, Inc. is internationally recognized as the leading provider of biopharma business news, analysis and opinion covering science and emerging technology, corporate development and finance, clinical research, regulation and public policy. The company publishes BioCentury: The Bernstein Report on BioBusiness®, a weekly journal for biopharma, investment and regulatory decision makers, and BioCentury Extra™, a daily report of breaking industry news available online and on mobile devices. BioCentury also publishes a science journal, SciBX: Science-Business eXchange™, in a joint publishing venture with Nature Publishing Group.

BioCentury also offers BCIQ: BioCentury Online Intelligence™, an online data solutions product for biopharma industry professionals. The company also has created three annual conferences in the U.S. and Europe that provide turf-neutral venues for biopharma investors, pharmaceutical licensing professionals and corporate executives to conduct business.

BioCentury is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Washington, Chicago, and London. Its editorial and research staff comprise senior, industry-recognized business and science editors and writers.