It’s hard not to like Morgan Freeman. He has that voice. But he also seems like the kind of guy I (or anyone) would get along with: funny, smart, and also curious about the world around him.
That last is one of my favorite things a person can be.
He produces and hosts the show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. It’s a pretty good program, and I’m not saying that just because my friend Sean Carroll has been on it. I find it very enjoyable and very well-produced.
So I was pleased to be contacted by Freeman’s office asking me to take a look at a promo video they did for the show’s fourth season. I get the occasional request like that, and usually face them with a feeling of dread—some, um, aren’t so great. But this time, I figured it would be pretty good. And it was:
Ha! I’m looking forward to seeing what questions they’ll tackle in Season 4. Including, I hope, why is he so sexy?
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.