At this point, it’s worth noting that most late night/morning talk shows will talk about the coronavirus and COVID-19, if only a little. It’s also worth noting that scheduled guests can change more often than in the days where they had to visit a studio rather than call into the videoconference. (That’s why I missed the April 2 appearance of Bill Gates on The Daily Show.)
The only science and technology related bookings I could find for last week were medical personnel. Dr. Jennifer Ashton appeared on the April 7th edition of Live with Kelly and Ryan. She is the chief health and medical editor and chief medical correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America.
And that’s it for last week. So while science and technology content on late night is up, it’s because of the novel coronavirus and its associated impacts. Take that out and these shows would be back to the same relative slump I’ve noticed over the last two years.