Another episode of "The Pioneers of Television"; series premiere this year--this one covers Sci-Fi folks like Roddenberry (Star Trek
), Irwin Allen (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants
...cough cough, NOT his best work
...and other shows and movies!) AND of course Rod Serling (Twilight Zone
, etc)!! Should be a good one.....
7PM on KUHT Tuesday night..
The original episode of this series covered Sarnoff, RCA, Armstrong (pioneer of FM radio who fought Sarnoff and eventually committed suicide...FM course was used as the audio for analog TV) and more...if you can catch it, it is an excellent romp through the first days of TV (the experiments, testing, etc)..
Also they have another great series about NASA....10PM tonight (Monday) is a repeat of the original episode...covering Gemini...dont know why they skipped Mercury! Next episode covering Apollo is on Wednesday at 7PM--set your DVRs!
Personally, the best one done on NASA and the space race was on PBS about 2 decades ago....Called "Space Flight
" with Martin Sheen as the narrator. They changed the final episode after the Challenger incident and covered it extensively as well as the return to flight..
Wish they would make an updated version of it (was 4 episodes).
And a sidenote; caught an EAS Required Weekly Test (RWT) on KUHT last week...crawl ran ok but no audio....never heard the duck farts; no program audio either...hmmm