September 10, 1993 – The Television Series Bill Nye the Science Guy Premieres
“Bill Nye the Science Guy: brought to you by air. Without air, you ain’t flying.”
On September 10, 1993, the educational show Bill Nye the Science Guy premiered on PBS. The show was hosted by noted scientist Bill Nye, and was produced by Disney Educational Productions, with distribution by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The show would present a topic, which Nye would explain with visuals in his lab. For instance, the first episode, Flight, explained to the audience how air pressure makes things fly. Most episodes would feature a parody of a pop song, with the song’s lyrics summarizing the lesson learned in the episode. The show was very popular among children, and ran until June 1998, winning several Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Children’s Series in 1999 and 2000.