Except - that is what happened. The history of science and the history of religion are intertwined. Pretending the Catholic Church didn’t throw people into prison for their ideas is being dishonest about what happened, and the barriers we have today
Of course, but Tyson himself admitted in the episode that Bruno was not a scientist. He was persecuted for being a heretic, not for presenting any scientific evidence that the heavens were more complex than they seemed. Talking about Galileo would have made sense, but focusing on one of the many other martyrs who happened to be right seemed almost irrelevant to me.