On a recent visit to the MIT museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a familiar voice broke through the raucous jabber of the burgeoning young scientists exploring the university’s robotics exhibit.
The challenge poses a delicious, but deceptively simple, question—such as "What is color? Plus, 11-year-olds are so great; they don’t want to be talked down to.
is an American actor, humanitarian, social activist and film producer.
He made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse (1989), followed by minor film roles.
I remember hearing it in our kitchen, the ever-present accompaniment to my mother’s dinnertime preparations.
Back then, that voice took on the persona of Hawkeye Pierce, the witty, womanizing surgeon at Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077 on my mother’s favorite show, ."Ben may recognize him from his acting, but it was Alan Alda’s work as a teacher that caught my attention on that Saturday morning at the MIT Museum.