Thursday, May 30, 2024

Exclusive: Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Host Live TV Show from NY Planetarium


I don’t know a lot about Neil deGrasse Tyson, but I was addicted to his show “Cosmos.” Now I can tell you that Tyson, a heavyweight in science, is going to host a talk show live from the Hayden Planetarium in New York. That is, live to tape. It’s a TV version of his already hit radio show called “Star Talk,” and it will be aired on National Geographic’s cable channel.

Tyson is already director of the Planetarium and a research associate in astrophysics at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Harvard educated, Tyson is the successor to Carl Sagan in the discovery and analysis of the universe, and galaxies beyond us.

I love him on TV, but Tyson told at Stuart Match Suna’s annual Founders Party for the Hamptons Film Festival that being a media star “devalues” among his science snob colleagues. Nonsense! He’s probably done more for science and space and the understanding of both than anyone since Sagan. Bravo!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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