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I love PBS for my home, for my kids and my own shows. PBS Distribution works to bring the great PBS works to every household domestically and internationally as well as fund future programming on this same station. Through the show POV they bring documentaries to life that are entertaining, thought provoking and always educational. The POV series is amazing in not only storytelling but also sparking action amongst its viewers. You lose yourself in the topic brought to your attention and you cannot leave your seat unfazed.
Bill Nye was a staple show in my home during my elementary and middle school years. I was glad to review the documentary “POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy” that released on April 24th, 2018. The DVD runs about 90 minutes with guest appearances of many prominent people in the science community like my husband’s favorite Neil deGrasse Tyson. I loved that this documentary discusses Bill Nye outside of the show that made him so well-known and what he has been doing since. It shows a deeper more meaningful side to Bill Nye as well as insight into his dedication to anti-scientific arguments and the love he has for science. The DVD was entertaining, thoughtful and educational.
Bill Nye as the current CEO of the Planetary Society debates on the theory of evolution and other scientific matters against those that don’t believe like creationist Ken Ham. He has a debate, with a moderator and audience in favor of scientific data to dissuade Ken from pushing his unfounded creationist ideas. I like that Bill Nye was open to proof that the universe is not expanding unlike the creationist he argued again, but has facts to back his argument as well. Bill Nye moved from being an actor scientist introducing science to children with the purpose of making science more appealing to children to fighting for valid scientific data in the public arena. He is also working in the scientific world to launch a satellite propelled by sunlight, such amazing work, a concept that has been over 40 years in the making by others that came before him. I like that it made me see Bill Nye in a different light. Not only as the fun actor on his show but as an individual from a real life perspective. He will continue to be proactive in favor of scientific interest and facts for his own interest as well as that of future generations.