Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. That means we set our clocks ahead one hour. And if it seems like we just moved them back, that's because we're shifting to Daylight Saving Time three weeks early this year, thanks to the energy bill passed by congress in 2005.
Joining WBUR's Bob Oakes to talk about the myths and facts of daylight saving time is Tufts Professor Michael Downing. His book "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time" explains the origins of the twice-yearly time change.
This program aired on March 9, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.