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Alan Alda: Relating Through Improvisation

As the host of PBS’s “Scientific American Frontiers,” Alan Alda has interviewed scientists, physicists, neuroscientists, and academics. Forging a connection with these guests through freewheeling conversations propelled him to develop new ways to communicate complex ideas more effectively. He founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, which since 2009 has trained more than 7,000 science professionals to communicate more effectively with the public.