Even if there weren’t a lot of repeats, the highlight the week of July 9th-13th in late night was certainly the July 13th edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He did science experiments with Kate the Chemist. Kate is Kate Bieberdorf, a Ph.D. chemist at the University of Texas. She is an instructor and Director of Demonstrations and Outreach at the university. And as this clips shows, she’s not afraid of fire.
During the monologue of the same episode, Colbert mentioned in passing a recent agreement by NASA and Peanuts Worldwide to continue the partnership the two entities started during the Apollo missions. (Amongst earlier partner activities were special Peanuts strips, the creation of the Silver Snoopy award, and naming the command and lunar modules of the Apollo 10 mission Charlie Brown and Snoopy.)
Colbert was not the only host talking with science demonstrators on the 13th. “Science Bob” Pflugfelder returned to his preferred show on the east coast, Live with Kelly and Ryan.