TV Show of the Week
Mark Oliver Everett — known to music aficionados as E, of the critically acclaimed rock band, Eels — is the son of “one of the most important scientists of the 20th century,” according to Scientific American. The late Hugh Everett III developed an abstruse and revolutionary theory — that every decision we make creates a parallel universe.
An outstanding episode of NOVA, featuring Mark’s own wistful songs, follows his quest to understand a man whom he lived with but never really knew. His journey leads him not only to his father’s friends and colleagues but also into the puzzling worlds of quantum physics and mental illness.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., PBS (Check your local TV listings)
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist