Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Virginia Gibson ...
 Herself - Host / ... (16 episodes, 1962-1971)
Frank Buxton ...
 Himself - Host (10 episodes, 1962-1965)
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Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Discovery '62  »

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This program ran for seven years, and the year was incorporated into the title. First it was "Discovery '62", then "Discovery '63", and so on. See more »

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Saw Discovery '62 & '63
2 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I saw the original Discovery'62 & '63. I'd watch it every week day as soon as I rushed home from being dropped off by the school bus. By the next fall season, Discovery '63 switched from a daily to a weekly schedule, when it aired on Sunday mornings on ABC. Discovery '62 & '63 were my first introductions to a tour of the Smithsonian, experiments with liquid nitrogen and other neat experiences. Exciting stuff for an inquisitive kid. Later, after the Beatles hit the US, they also journeyed to Liverpool and even toured the Cavern. That would have been Discovery '64 or '65. I hope some of this footage has survived somewhere. I remember Frank Buxton & Virginia Gibson and even once had a coloring book of the series to remember them by. I totally lost track of the series after 1965. Frank Buxton is still around, recently appearing in a summer time play on Baldridge island (I believe it was) in the Seattle area.


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