Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

April 20, 2015 4:32 PM

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show - or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since 2009, mainly as an audio podcast but also on video via the Nerdist network, which now becomes a weekly late-night offering of National Geographic Channel.

This is news, even big news, even if Tyson is not exactly going head to head with the daily "The Daily Show," which like "StarTalk" airs at 11 p.m. Eastern, or any network talk show. In light of the ongoing discussion about diversity in late-night television, it's notable that he adds another Africa...

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