Most every program is back from their July Fourth holidays. However, one program still in repeats is Later with Carson Daly. On Wednesday the show re-airs a program from early May that featured science writer Jonah Lehrer and Dr. Drew Pinsky. I’d normally avoid mentioning a TV doctor, but it’s in the same show as a proper science/technology guest.
Still in the repeats discussion, I must note that Craig Ferguson mentioned 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics Saul Perlmutter in his June 14 monologue. While Ferguson did dedicate a portion of his 2011 Nobel Prize Week monologues to the Physics Prize that year, he did not name Perlmutter last October. And as I noted,
I'm sure he knew that Perlmutter shared the 2011 Physics Prize, but Perlmutter's name is funnier that Riess or Schmidt's.—
Pasco Phronesis (@p_phronesis) July 12, 2012
As for new programs, Jimmy Fallon will have an animal expert on his Wednesday night show. Stephen Colbert will talk past the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, on his Thursday night program.
Finally, tonight marks the U.S. broadcast of the last episode of Eureka, a program that runs on the SyFy Channel. It focuses on a government town of scientific and technical geniuses and the folks that help them do their work while minimizing the disruptions it brings. What I said three years ago still holds true – its a rare entertainment show where scientists and science policy types were shown working together. For that and many other reasons, it will be missed.