Latest Alan Alda Stories

Scientists Explain Color To A Kid
2013-12-13 10:43:41

[ Watch the Video: Alan Alda Issues New Flame Challenge - What Is Color ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011, actor and science enthusiast Alan Alda invited scientists from around the world to explain, in simple terms, a question asked by his 11-year old self: “What is flame?” The competition, inspired by Alda’s unquenched childhood curiosity, is now in its third year. Called the Flame Challenge, the international competition is organized by the...

What Is Time? Alan Alda Contest Seeks Answer For Sixth-Graders
2012-12-11 10:02:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alan Alda, 76, an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the television show MASH, has also long been involved in science, playing a key role in the founding of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, where he is a visiting professor. Alda last year kicked of a whirlwind contest by asking a simple question: “What is a flame?” That...

Winner Of Flame Challenge Has A Fun Way To Explain Fire
2012-07-04 07:37:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever tried to explain something as common and every day as a blue sky, green grass, or the way sound works? Those with children have likely had to do this very thing at some point, trying their best to assuage their kid´s blossoming curiosity. One parent in particular not only set out to answer a similar question, but also created a really cool video to do it. Entering the “Flame Challenge” at Stony...

Alda Issues Challenge To Explain Flames To Grade Schoolers
2012-03-25 05:04:51

An ongoing contest at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science is seeking entries that explain exactly what a flame is in such a way that older grade-school children can grasp the concept and understand just what the process is all about. The contest, which was the brainchild of actor, writer, and Center for Communicating Science board member Alan Alda, runs through April 2 and is an attempt to make science "more approachable," Center director...

2009-09-14 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has launched EmmyTVLegends.org, a new web video portal offering free, public access to the Archive of American Television, the most comprehensive videotaped interview collection of its kind. It features revealing conversations with more than 600 influential figures that have shaped the television industry from its inception to present day, and includes little-known anecdotes, unique...

2009-06-25 13:05:00

Documentary Funded by MetLife Foundation HARTFORD, Conn., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter awarded an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Program to the public television special, Alzheimer's disease: Facing the Facts. The film was produced by Motion Inc. in association with Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and distributed to public television stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT)....

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