Interview: "Cosmos" Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Part One

Sep 29, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Fort Wayne as part of the IPFW Omnibus Lecture series Oct. 21st.
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a modern science icon: a bridge between the general public and the wonders of the universe.

Tyson runs New York's Hayden Planetarium, has written several books, and appears regularly in the media to discuss the science news of the day.

In spring 2014, he hosted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on FOX, a reboot of the popular PBS series originally hosted by Carl Sagan. Tyson won popular and critical acclaim as he toured the universe in the Ship of the Imagination, taking viewers from the heart of a single dewdrop to the event horizon of a supermassive black hole, and back again.

On Oct. 21st, Tyson will visit Fort Wayne as part of IPFW's Omnibus Lecture series, and WBOI’s Sean Bueter got an exclusive opportunity to talk with him.

Sean started part one of their interview with a nod toward the recent success of Cosmos.

This is part one of a two-part interview. Click here to listen to part two, which aired Tuesday.