Alan Alda blends passions for science and communication

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 Film and television star Alan Alda is shown speaking during an interview at Stony Brook University, on New York's Long Island, in 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Film and television star Alan Alda is shown speaking during an interview at Stony Brook University, on New York's Long Island, in 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Acclaimed actor, writer, and director Alan Alda continues his lifelong passion to probe the nexus between art and science.  He’ll likely touch on that topic among others when he kicks off the Philadelphia Speakers Series at the Kimmel Center tonight.

NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke with Alan Alda about his initiative educating scientists on how to communicate their findings to a general audience.

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