The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 14 Episode 15

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jan 28, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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- Obama's $825 billion economic stimulus plan - Wyatt Cenac helps the Obamas find a new church.
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Astrophysicist and author of "The Pluto Files", Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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    Wyatt Cenac

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      • Jon Stewart: How do we stop it? How do we stop it?
        Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Here is the problem. If you lived in a society where you see an asteroid coming and you say, "Let's build a shelter and hide from it", that's not the society I want to live in. I want people around us who say, "There's an asteroid, let's deflect it!" So we've got plans on the board - unfunded - but plans on the board to deflect it.
        Jon Stewart: There is a keyword in th middle of that!

      • Jon Stewart: What did Pluto ever do to you? What did it ever do to you?
        Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Pluto like really messed up my life back in the year 2001. Because we just put up a new exhibit, organizing Pluto with the other icy brethren that was just discovered in the outer solar system and the New York Times put a page one story, "Pluto not a planet, only in New York!"
        And then I started ...
        Jon Stewart: (Laughs) I just...(Laughs)
        Neil DeGrasse Tyson: ... so, I started... that was the beginning...
        Jon Stewart: You got hate mail because of Pluto!
        Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Hate mail from third graders because of this!

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