Tonight, President Obama Introduces the Premiere Episode of Fox’s “Cosmos”

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Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Earlier we told you about the reboot of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which begins airing tonight at 9p/8c on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo.

President Obama will help launch the show with a video message at the beginning of the first broadcast tonight.  The president, according to a release, will be inviting “a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.”

A screening of the series was held on February 28 at the White House as part of the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

The launch of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan’s is the first multi-network effort for Fox Networks Group, which includes Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International, which means that the President’s introduction and the series premiere will be available on 220 channels in 181 countries, which is more than half a billion homes, reports TheWrap.

Viewers have a second chance to catch each episode at 10pm Monday on National Geographic, with added behind-the-scenes and other bonus footage.

article via eurweb.com

2 thoughts on “Tonight, President Obama Introduces the Premiere Episode of Fox’s “Cosmos”

  1. Neil DeGrasse Tyson will do an excellent job but one wonders, in the current climate, if Obama would have done an introduction if Neil had been white?

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