Michael Emerson hosted a Public Television series, which to my understanding was shown on Oregon Public Television. Here’s the article about it:
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of—to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. Three hour-long episodes introduce viewers to some of history’s most extraordinary scientists: Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, whose discovery of oxygen—and radical interpretation of it—led to the modern science of chemistry; Humphry Davy, who made electricity a powerful new tool in the search for elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, whose Periodic Table brought order to the growing gaggle of elements; Marie Curie, whose groundbreaking research on radioactivity cracked open a window into the atom; Harry Moseley, whose discovery of atomic number redefined the Periodic Table; and Glenn Seaborg, whose discovery of plutonium opened up a whole new realm of elements, still being explored today.
The Mystery of Matter shows us not only what these scientific explorers discovered but also how, using Broadway-caliber actors to reveal the creative process through the scientists’ own words, and conveying their landmark discoveries through re-enactments shot with working replicas of their original lab equipment. Knitting these strands together into a coherent, entertaining whole is host Michael Emerson, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor.
The series aired Monday, October 20, 27 and November 3 at 10 p.m. on OPB.
Michael Emerson was a guest on the Marilyn Dennis Show (CTV) on September 23,2014. Here’s what the website has about him:
Michael Emerson is a “Person of Interest”
by Lexi Berkowitz, Marilyn.ca
“I thought there was someone famous standing behind me,” says Michael Emerson of the applause that welcomed him to the Marilyn studio. The Emmy award winning actor and star of CTV’s show “Person of Interest” is in town to talk about the dramatic hit series.
Anyone who caught last season’s finale will definitely want to catch up with the cast as season five starts. “Everything fell apart,” says Emerson of the cliff hanger ending. Though he isn’t prepared to divulge what’s set to happen on the premiere, “where do we land in season five?” he wonders.
Emerson describes the show as “a kind of vigilante drama,” which due to recent events may not be so fictional anymore. Viewers will have to tune in to find out just where fiction meets fact.
Television wasn’t Emerson’s first taste of show business; in fact he never thought he would do anything other than act on Broadway. After falling in love with acting on stage he never thought he’d leave it. “I have fulfilled the dream I had which was to be on Broadway,” he says of the early years.
These days there isn’t enough time for the actor to get back to where he started, “I haven’t been on stage in eight years… cause there’s not enough time off.” Emerson films ‘Person of Interest’ 10 months out of the year, leaving little time for vacation let alone a stage production.
Fans will be interested to see Emerson return to the small screen September 23 at 10pm ET on CTV.
Watch the video by clicking on the photo included here: