Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of May 2

I am torn.  Tonight (Monday) on Conan will be Amanda Crew, one of the cast of Silicon Valley.   However, also on the program tonight is Dr. Phil, and with rare exceptions I don’t care to draw attention to doctors on talk shows as the segments rarely provide meaningful science content.  So watch Conan tonight, just skip Dr. Phil’s segment.  Similarly Emily Deschanel, who plays anthropologist Temperance Brennan on Bones, will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, but Dr. Mehmet Oz is on the same program.  On Thursday Deschanel can be seen on The Talk, with Oz nowhere to be seen.

Between some television programs wrapping up their seasons, and the ramp-up to summer blockbuster season, actors promoting their latest projects are out and about this week.  Of those that merit inclusion here, Tuesday morning’s Live with Kelly and Michael program is notable for having two people on who play doctors on television: Lucy Liu from Elementary and Morris Chestnut from Rosewood.  Chestnut is also on Monday’s edition of The Late Show.  In other appearances, Chloe Bennett, of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will visit Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday.  She plays a tech expert on the program.

Finally, things to note from last week.  I missed that Mark Feuerstein, who plays a doctor on Royal Pains, was on Friday’s edition of The Late Show.  The full interview is not online outside of the full episode, but there is this segment from his interview about how much medical knowledge he does or doesn’t have.  In that same show host Stephen Colbert noted the recent research that suggests dogs don’t care to be hugged.  On Wednesday’s edition of The Late Show, Colbert noted the rare occurrence of a poor Apple sales report.  Last week started with The Nightly Show once again updating its audience on the lead poisoning in Flint and drawing attention to the work of one of the doctors in Flint who first highlighted the crisis, Mona Hanna-Attisha.

If that’s not enough Nightly for you, there is this web-only clip from Bill Nye’s latest appearance on the program, where he and Larry talked about robot design and it’s likely uses.

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