Video now live from Battlestar Galactica panel at the U.N.

We have video now from the landmark event that showcased just how relevant a TV program can be, when Battlestar Galactica was the prime topic of discussion at the United Nations on March 17 in New York. You can watch it after the jump.

The biggest names behind Battlestar—stars Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick—sat on a panel in the Economic and Social Council Chamber with United Nations representatives to explore what the show had to say about world issues over its four-season run.

Moderator Whoopi Goldberg led the panel through two hours of discussion that touched on race relations, terrorism, gender equality and a host of other issues.

Part one of the five videos is embedded here; you can find the other four at the Battlestar Galactica homepage.

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