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Video: Interview with Alan Alda, Graham Chedd and Jared Lipworth of "The Human Spark"

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
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“The Human Spark” premieres Wednesday, January 6 at 8pm on THIRTEEN

What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where did the Human Spark ignite, and when? And perhaps most tantalizingly, why? In a three-part series to be broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes these questions personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain.

Inside THIRTEEN spoke with Alda and “The Human Spark” series producer Graham Chedd and executive producer Jared Lipworth about the upcoming series and what we can expect to learn about the nature of humanity itself.


  • Pam Nicholson

    Dear Graham,
    Congratulations on yet another production that challenges the mind. Your ability to combine humanity and science never ceases to amaze me.
    Happy New Year to you, Naomi, Harry, Kinsey, Adam and Carly. Hope you’re all well. Miss you.
    Love, Pam