On the eve of the premiere of COSMOS, Penny4NASA looks back on a BBC 4 Great Lives radio segment from 2010 wherein physicist Brian Cox tells presenter Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan’s renowned television show changed his life.
As a young boy of 13, Brian Cox stared at his television screen every Wednesday evening, as Carl Sagan took him on a journey across the Cosmos. As he notes, “It was the thing that really convinced me that I should be a scientist. Just seeing Carl Sagan’s unique, emotional, and polemical approach really captured my imagination.”
To listen to the entirety of the 30 minute radio program, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00scvqk
COSMOS Premieres Tomorrow At 9/8c On FOX! Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Premiere
COSMOS: A Space-Time Odyssey is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and the premiere will be simulcast on 10 U.S. television networks:
FOX, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, FOX Life