Billions and Billions....OK, make that 29 years ago
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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
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premiered on PBS on September 28, 1980. (Previously
). With Carl Sagan
as guide, on a "cosmic journey across space and time," on a "spaceship of the imagination," few shows inspired as many people to investigate science, many of whom went on to be scientists.
It was the most-watched PBS series in history before Ken Burns's The Civil War
three prime time Emmys and a Peabody Award.
upon Sagan's death in 1996, "The universe lost one of its best friends a few days before Christmas 1996," and "he accomplished more to interest the public in astronomy and space exploration than anyone else of his time."
All thirteen episodes of Cosmos
are now streaming online
, thanks to Hulu.com.