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In space, no one can hear you trivia! This brand new Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of Politifact’s “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking.”
Hari Sreenivasan is an anchor and senior correspondent for “PBS Newshour.” As a journalist, he’s dedicated most of his professional life to helping viewers understand facts from fiction. But even before that, he used to watch the news for another reason: to help his parents learn English.
Hari’s opponent is fellow broadcaster Jessica Yellin. She began her career as a journalist with the goal of one day becoming a White House correspondent — which she accomplished! Now she’s got a new goal: delivering “calm news” through Instagram to provide information without a panic attack.
What’s the Difference: Just the Facts
What’s the difference between “assume” and “presume?”
What’s the difference between proof and evidence in a court of law?
Areas of Expertise:
Hari: TV shows about Mars, current events on Mars, baking chocolate chip cookies.
Jessica: David Bowie, the TV show “Dynasty” and how to do makeup in the car.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Katie Stack Morgan, research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who’s currently a Deputy Project Scientist on the Mars 2020 rover mission.
Linda Evans, award-winning actor, writer and speaker who played Cristal Carrington on “Dynasty.”
Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.
Vaccine-getting by YOU.
About the show
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!
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