I was pretty disappointed with last week’s lineup, but this week’s opportunities are arguably worse.
First, the repeats. Dr. Sanjay Gupta will appear on tonight’s Later with Carson Daly program. Even with the late posting time today, you can probably still catch it.
For originals, the best item I can find this week is Mike Birbiglia’s appearance on Conan, scheduled for Thursday. Birbiglia is a stand-up comic, but will likely be there to promote his movie, Sleepwalk with Me, that is a fictionalized version of his own extreme sleepwalking condition.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be at the conventions both this week and next, and to be more responsive to the convention schedule, the programs will run Tuesday-Friday rather than the usual Monday-Thursday. I don’t expect much science content, unless there’s some grandstanding at either convention on those issues.