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AirTalk ‘One-on-One’ interview special: Alan Alda

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Alan Alda attends Alan Alda's Flame Challenge Announcement at The Paley Center for Media on June 1, 2012 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for World Science F

You probably know Alan Alda, he’s been killing it in Hollywood for decades - from “M*A*S*H” to “The Aviator” - picking up nominations and awards left and right.

In the middle of all that he was also the host for PBS’s acclaimed series “Scientific American Frontiers.” For eleven years, Alda travelled the world interviewing scientists in his humble and humorous way. In that time he worked with thousands of scientists and found ways to break down their breakthroughs so the audience could understand and engage with their discoveries. But scientists aren’t the only people who might want a hand becoming more relatable. In his new book, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,” Alda shares the lessons he learned in the field so more people can benefit from becoming better communicators.

AirTalk is launching a special one-on-one interview series for this week. Today’s guest: Alan Alda.

Alan Alda will be discussing his new book next Monday, June 12, at 7:30 PM, as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD Series. The event will be at The Wallis, at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

And next Tuesday, June 13, at 6:00pm, Alda will be at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center in Mission Viejo to talk about his new book. 

Guest:

Alan Alda, Emmy-winning actor, director screenwriter, and author of many books, including his newest, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating”  (Random House, 2017)

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