With all shows in production this week, the schedule is a bit fuller where science and technology content is concerned.
It started early, with two of the current crew of the International Space Station calling in to The View on Monday (today). Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are staying in the ISS for a full year, and are roughly seven and one half months into their stay.
Daytime programs are busy this week where science and technology are concerned. The Talk‘s technology correspondent, Chi-Lan Lieu, is on the program Tuesday. Also on The Talk this week is Daniel Radcliffe. He plays Igor in the upcoming film Victor Frankenstein.
James McAvoy plays Frankenstein in the film, and both he and Radcliffe are making the rounds this week. Radcliffe was on with Kelly and Michael this morning, and McAvoy will be on the program Wednesday. For The Tonight Show, McAvoy will be on Tuesday and Radcliffe on Wednesday. Radcliffe will sit down with Conan O’Brien on Thursday, and both Radcliffe and McAvoy will be on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that same night. As the two shows run against each other (at least from 11-11:30 p.m.), Radcliffe’s appearance on Conan may be delayed long enough in the show to avoid any overlap with Watch What Happens Live.
The ‘new’ old reliable programs all delivered of late. Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on The Nightly Show on November 4, and there is extended video of the panel discussion he participated in on science and faith. This follows Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore’s appearance on Tyson’s StarTalk program on November 1. Those attending the New York Comedy Festival this Saturday can watch Tyson moderate a panel on The Nightly Show.
Stephen Colbert addressed science and technology on two separate dates last week independent of his guests. On November 3 he talked about Russia’s interest in the undersea cables that carry – among other things – Internet traffic. On November 6 he mentioned a recent study concerning the possible impacts of climate change on sexual activity. And this week Colbert welcomes string theorist Brian Greene to The Late Show. That interview will take place on Wednesday.
Not to be left out, this Tuesday The Daily Show will have on Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments. The company is a credit card and payment services concern that focuses on independent businesses.
Just as a reminder, last night was another new episode of StarTalk, with Seth MacFarlane as the special interview guest.