U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the importance of investing in science following his meetings with innovators at the White House Frontiers Conference. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the importance of scientific research following the White House Frontiers Conference. In his weekly address, the U.S. leader talked about his meetings with innovators at the conference in Pittsburgh, which focuses on advances in science and technology. Obama denounced those who dismiss scientific findings on climate change as a hoax, saying that it's time "to return science to its rightful place" and said his administration had "made the largest single investment in basic research in our history." He urged listeners to make sure "that America is the nation that leaders the world into the next frontier."