|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
Blockbuster movies, The Daily Show: As I discuss in forthcoming articles, these are the new tools for "going broad" and motivating interest among mass audiences on issues related to science and society. Watch Tom Hanks above have fun and talk some of the implications of Angels and Demons. You can fret over the accuracy of Hanks' banter when it comes to anti-matter, but some portion of the Daily Show audience and the audience for the blockbuster movie are going to come away doing google searches and motivated to learn more. In so doing, they will find quality sources of information.
Hat tip to Greg Laden.