A new science show premiered on The Discovery Channel last week called "How The Universe Works". I just watched the first episode, and it's pretty good!
The first show was about the Big Bang, and hits all the right notes. The graphics are pretty good -- that's de rigeur for modern TV shows -- but the music is nice, too. The writing is engaging, and Mike Rowe is a terrific narrator. All in all, I recommend it... tonight's (Sunday) episode is about black holes. I have word that a certain Bad Astronomer is interviewed for that one... and I did a bunch of other topics for them as well, so I assume you'll be seeing more of me on the show in later episodes, too!
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