Watch: How Carl Sagan Influenced the 'Science Guy'

Bill Nye the Science Guy was inspired by Carl Sagan. In a video by PBS and NOVA, the bow tie-wearing science educator and TV personality describes how he took a gripping astronomy course with Sagan, who later advised him to focus on “pure science” in his children’s show. Nye’s series stayed true to Sagan’s advice and went on to air for 5 years as one of the United States’ signature science education shows.

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