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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is not one to shy away from the likes of Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Tyson hosts “NOVA scienceNOW,’’ tonight at 9 on PBS. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is not one to shy away from the likes of Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Tyson hosts “NOVA scienceNOW,’’ tonight at 9 on PBS. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / June 30, 2009

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is doing his part to bring science to the airwaves. He’s host of “NOVA scienceNOW,’’ which launches its fourth season tonight at 9 on PBS. And last night, he was scheduled to appear for the sixth time on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.’’ We spoke to him about television, science, and scientists on TV. JOANNA WEISS (Full article: 505 words)

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