POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy

POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Picture: Bill Nye in BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY

Credit: Courtesy of David Alvarado/Structure Films

Bill Nye is on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thought and action.

Once the host of a popular kids’ show and now the CEO of the Planetary Society, he’s leading a mission to launch LightSail, a satellite propelled by sunlight, while in turn fulfilling the legacy of his late professor and Planetary Society cofounder Carl Sagan. Bill Nye: Science Guy, a POV presentation, airs Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In addition to taking off his signature “Science Guy” lab coat, Nye has started taking on those who deny the importance of science, from prominent creationist Ken Ham to climate change skeptic, meteorologist and occasional Fox News commentator Joe Bastardi. Nye goes head-to-head to advocate for the scientific community and its invaluable findings. The broadcast precedes Earth Day, April 22.

And Nye acknowledges that he’s ready for a new challenge. “The Science Guy show is over, and I’ve got to move on to something bigger,” he says. “We have this increasing anti-science movement in the United States. It’s worse than ever. The anti-science movement is more powerful than it’s ever been.”

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