Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing tip for the coming week

Tuesday, "Genius," 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel.

Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in Nat Geo's first purely scripted series. The 10-episode show also features actor Johnny Flynn as young Einstein.

Executive producer Gigi Pritzker said the initial plan had been to make a movie about Einstein based on Walter Isaacson's biography.

"It became very clear that that just wasn't doable, that the man had such an enormous scope of a life, not just over the amount of time, but also the things that he did," she said. "The biggest thing that has been so well done . is to understand that he is not just about the math and the physics."

Executive producer Ron Howard, who directed the series' first hour, said he appreciated getting to know more about the famed scientist. …

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