Season 2 - Episode 8
08 - The Insider--Jeffery Wigand
He's been called "The Man Who Knew Too Much" -- Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, a top scientist for a top tobacco company, who became the first insider who blew the whistle on Big Tobacco: what they knew about the deadly addictiveness of nicotine, and how many millions of dollars they spent covering that information up. But Dr. Wigand paid a heavy price for his honesty -- his career was ruined, and his family torn apart. William Shatner talks to Jeffrey Wigand to find out how and why he did what he did, and what surprising directions his life has taken since becoming the nation's most famous whistle-blower.
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Jeffrey Wigand recalls what went through his mind when he decided to speak out on 60 Minutes regarding the tobacco industry.
Jeffrey Wigand discusses what his life is like today, both personally and professionally.