LOS ANGELES TIMES
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September 24, 1989 | Judith Michaelson
As scientists at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tracked Voyager 2 streaking toward Neptune, 2.8 billion miles from Earth, KCET was tracking the astronomers.
The footage of this unprecedented achievement will become part of “The Astronomers,” a six-part series to be broacast on PBS in early 1991. It is being funded with a $5.3-million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation–the largest grant from a foundation to a single series in the history of public TV.
Not since the $8-million-plus, 13-hour series “Cosmos”–also about astronomy, plus the environment, nuclear issues and the universe–has KCET reached so high.