Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., was invited to appear on Larry King Live on September 10, 2010, to provide an opposing viewpoint to the claim put forth in Stephen Hawking's latest controversial work, "The Grand Design," that "no God is required" to explain the creation of the universe. Dr. Hawking appeared earlier in the same program, while Fr. Spitzer, Hawking's coauthor Leonard Mlodinow, and writer Deepak Chopra were invited to debate the question, "Did God Create the Universe?" Fr. Spitzer is President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, immediate past president of Gonzaga University, and author of the recently published "New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy." He is also President of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership.