RIP, Jack Horkheimer, “Star Gazer” And TV Astronomer

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Jack Horkheimer, enthusiastically quirky host of the astronomy show currently called Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer, has died. The show started on local Florida PBS stations in 1976 as Jack Horkheimer: Star Hustler. The name was changed in 1997, allegedly in response to connotations of the term “hustler.” The episode below demonstrates a number of the show’s charming themes, including Jack sitting on the rings of Saturn and his somewhat Rip Taylor-esque delivery.

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