Future Files



FUTURE FILES Premieres Tuesday, November 13 at 8pm then repeats Wednesday, November 14 at 10pm, Thursday, November 15 at 7 and 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18 at 1:30pm.

FUTURE FILES – This exciting series looks at the future of science, technology and medicine in a smart and fast-paced way. Take a front row seat and travel along with the scientists of today who are reshaping our destiny for tomorrow.

The first episode, “Pandemic Threat,” examines influenza — the insidious virus that killed as many as 60 million people throughout the world in 1918. You'll learn about research being done here in Georgia that is moving us closer to a single vaccine to fight all kinds of flu – plus an invention that makes vaccination painless and another to detect the virus in seconds.

Future Files is developed and presented by the Georgia Research Alliance. So join host Faith Salie as she guides you on a quest through some of the extraordinary scientific discoveries — taking place right here in Georgia.


Faith Salie is a television and national public radio host, political and pop culture commentator, interviewer, "ethics expert," journalist, and actor. And she's probably the only Rhodes scholar who's been a standup comedian.


Faith Sallie

Faith is a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. She's also a panelist on the new BBC America series Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton. As a commentator on politics and current events, Faith appears on CNN, HLN, Anderson--Anderson Cooper's daytime talkshow, OWN, and Fox News' latenight talkshow Red Eye. Faith is the co-host of the new public radio podcast RelationShow--a slightly nerdy look at love, sex, and relationships.

She was the host of Bravo's The Approval Matrix and the Planet Green series Treehugger TV. She gave flirting lessons on the CW's Plain Jane, and she's entered the no-spin zone on The O'Reilly Factor.

Faith appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as the ethics expert for O, the Oprah Magazine. She's written for Oprah.com, Slate.com, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post.