The Late Show marked the week before Memorial Day with three shows containing science and technology related content. On May 20th Juliana Margulies visited to discuss her role as one of the doctors in The Hot Zone, a miniseries adaptation of the eponymous book. Both tell the story of the 1989 virus outbreak in a research facility near Washington, D.C. Jim Sciutto, a national security reporter, discussed goings-on between the U.S., China and Russia (including in space) during the May 23rd program. The Late Show started its vacation early with a May 24th repeat of the show featuring the cast of The Big Bang Theory.
Margulies also appeared on the May 21st edition of Live with Kelly and Ryan to promote The Hot Zone. And even though The Big Bang Theory is over, Kunal Nayyar continues to make the rounds, appearing on the May 23rd episode of Ellen.
CBS continued strong with the science and technology content. Elementary returned on May 23rd, and Lucy Liu, who plays Dr. Watson in this version, stopped by The Late Late Show to note the return.
And in a rare instance of my posting about an actual doctor, two doctors appeared on the May 20 edition of The View to discuss host Whoopi Goldberg’s recent health scare around pneumonia and her ongoing recovery.
I continue to play catch-up with many programs, and I recently saw these shows with science and technology related content.
On the April 3rd edition of Full Frontal, the show dived into the anti-vaccination movement in light of the recent outbreaks of measles in the United States.
On the April 22nd (Earth Day) edition of The Daily Show, correspondent Ronny Chieng commented on a number of ideas to combat climate change that he considers dubious (as the segment title suggests).
With Memorial Day upon us in the United States, expect many repeats next week.