Thursday, January 18, 2007

Alex Keaton Goes to Congress

Actor and embryonic stem cell research advocate Michael J Fox will attend the State of the Union speech next week. Mr Fox will be the guest of Rep Jim Langevin (D-RI). Rep Langevin has been convined to a wheelchair for most of his adult life after a shooting accident.

Mr Fox was featured in campaign ads for Democratic Senate candidates supporting the research in last year's elections. Every candidate running the Fox ad won his or her election. And the ad is considered the most widely seen political ad in history. An NPR poll of voters before the 2006 election found 100% of respondents had seen the ad (below).

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