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July 09, 2008

NOVA scienceNOW -- tonight and all summer

Let's say you can't make it to tonight's event on civic activism with the creator of NOW on PBS. And okay, so maybe an animated version of Car Talk doesn't crank your motor (eta: if it does, As The Wrench Turns premieres tonight at 8:00). It's okay--we still love you just for coming to our site and finding the KCTS 9 shows you do want to watch. Personally, I hope you'll check out NOVA scienceNOW, which airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 all summer. We have been talking about this show for weeks in part because host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's visited Olympia this spring for a KCTS 9-sponsored event at Evergreen State College, and inspired one family that attended to send us a letter after. David's going into his junior year this fall, and his mom, Maria, sent us this note:

David was soooooo inspired. He is normally very quiet. But after that lecture he was so talkative and reflective about so many of the topics presented. … I think that this experience is going to be life-changing for him. He was so happy to hear the humanistic perspectives of such a famous scientist. 

David loves space, and “possibilities.” We had been to the big island of Hawaii once and ventured to the 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Kea where the big radio telescopes are, then down to the 10,000 foot level to view the heavens through the telescopes. Although he has low vision he was very impressed to see what his eyes could see, and learn more about what he couldn’t see. He was very impressed by the tremendous amount of stars that were visible.

Dr. Tyson and KCTS 9 help people see with the eyes, mind, and heart.

Thank you for this very enjoyable experience for our family.

If you haven't watched NOVA scienceNOW, you are really missing one of our best shows--it's informative, it gets you involved in science even if you're really not a scientist, and Dr. Tyson is truly inspirational. That's our whole mission, in one show--and it's fun. Dr. Tyson even holds his own with Stephen Colbert--repeatedly.

So don't forget to tune in Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m., set your DVR, and catch it On Demand--it'll be worth your while!


My Granddaughter won a Reading Rainbows contest, Emily Jennings, Burlington, and I'm wanting to know when it will be shown on TV? I think she was taped for TV on June the 12th. I want to make sure I don't miss it. Thanks

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