A few repeats this week, and one of them involves Buzz Aldrin. You can re-watch the second man on the moon talk with Carson Daly really late on Wednesday.
Sandra Bullock continues the promotional push for Gravity, which premieres in the U.S. on Friday. She’ll visit with Jon Stewart Wednesday night, and talk with Kelly and Michael the next morning. (It should be noted that George Clooney is in the movie, but not part of the promotional blitz.)
In totally new programs this week, we start with Craig Ferguson. Simon Helberg, who plays an engineer on The Big Bang Theory visits tonight (Monday). It’s also possible that Craig will mention in his monologues any Nobel laureates announced this week. I don’t know how much the science of Breaking Bad will be discussed, but creator Vince Gilligan will visit with Stephen Colbert on Monday night. On Tuesday attention shifts to another frequent guest on these posts, The Daily Show. Author David Mitchell appears. He recently helped translate the memoir of a 13-year-old autistic boy. The book provides insights into autism not readily available.
I have to conclude with some items I missed the first time around. Astronomer Mario Livio was a late addition to The Daily Show on September 4. He was promoting his book on how sometimes scientific errors can be very beneficial. On September 12, The Daily Show had a segment on Monsanto Corporation’s efforts to enforce its seed patents. Aasif Mandvi was the correspondent standing up for…well you just have to watch the piece.