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Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosted NOVA ScienceNow and appeared on such shows as The Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.
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These days, Tyson is one of the most in-demand science experts. He gives talks across the country and is a media favorite whenever there is an important science issue making news. Tyson is known for his ability to make difficult concepts accessible to every audience, his oratory skills and his sense of humor, which has led to appearances on such shows as Real Time with Bill Maher,
The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. He also hosts his own podcast StarTalk.
Tyson is working on bringing back a classic science documentary, Cosmos, to television. The original version featured Carl Sagan as host and provided a general audience with a greater understanding of the origin of life and our universe. The series is expected to air in 2013.
Tyson lives in New York City with his wife and their two children. Outside of his scientific endeavors, he is an avid collector of writing instruments.
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