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Discovery

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Original Air Date:
1962
Channel:
ABC
Prod. Co.:
Jules Power
Genre:
Live Action
 

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Hosts/ Narrators/ Interviewers Instructors: -
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Frank Buxton -
Virgnina Gibson -
Bill Owens -
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Announcer - Bill Owens
Corpussle The Dog - Himself
 
This children's tv news magazine and travelougue would use demonstrations, reenactments, scienticific investigations, performances etc. to explain the many facets of the world to kids.

During the program's first seasons, "Discovery" was seen weekday afternoons from both The Ritz Theater in NYC and on location. However, later in it's run the show was done completely on location. The show also moved to Sunday mornings for the remainder of it's run on ABC TV.

Frank Buxton and Virgina Gibson were the show's hosts/ narrators/ interviewers and instructors. More often than not they would use their own interests as the subjects for the program, EG Mr. Buxton's love for Animals and his devoution to comedy were the focus of two "Discovery" shows.

Another memorable program was a visit to the Soviet union where the two mc's met and became friendly with two Russian kids. Early in the show's run the pair were accompained by their mascot, "Corpussle The Dog". The show was so successful that the two soviet kids were invited to visit the show in the USA on another program.

Buxton would leave the series to pursue other ventures. Bill Owens, the show's announcer, would co-host the series with Ms. Gibson. The pair did alot of wonderful shows in many parts of the world until ABC TV cancelled "Discovery" in 1970 and replaced it with"Make A Wish!" with Tom Chapin.
 
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