Discovery (1962– )

TV Series  -   -  Documentary | Family
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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Virginia Gibson ...
 Herself - Host (14 episodes, 1962-1971)
Frank Buxton ...
 Himself - Host (9 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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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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An unjustly forgotten series
5 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was probably the best children's educational series of all time. It had a range that was broader than any other I have ever seen, everything from the workings of an aircraft carrier to what life was like when your parents were your age (seemingly the 1930's) to the Oz books. It was a revelation to me that the Oz adventures extended beyond the Wizard of Oz and I ended up reading all the Baum Oz books, something that never would have happened if they hadn't brought the subject to my attention.

In its heyday, watching this in the late afternoon was an absolute must for me. Considering the fuss made about lesser shows like Sesame Street, which apparently overlapped Discovery on the air, it's amazing to me that I have heard absolutely nothing about it for decades, no tips of the hat, no mentions in TV or children's TV retrospectives, nothing except the entry on IMDb which has something about essentially every TV show and movie known. It deserves better.


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