‘The Big Picture with Kal Penn’ Looks at the Data Driving the Stories

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It’s truly a sign of the times when Kal Penn, who is normally known as Kumar (from the “Harold and Kumar” movies), sets aside the White Castle burgers to instead star as a ‘statistics-wielding socio-scientific analyst’ in The National Geographic Channel’s new show, “The Big Picture with Kal Penn”.

Is it perhaps a sign of the Big Data fervor affecting even TV and movies? Or is it a sign that statisticians are to become more popular than Hollywood movie stars? We’ll have to wait and see!