The Unknown Comic Collection: Journey Thru the Unknown and the Kardashians Joke Book

Version: Unabridged
Author: Murray Langston , The Unkn Comic a. K. a. Murray Langston
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Classic
Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 7 minutes
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Overview

"Sonnets & Sunspots" tells the story of one of the most beloved popular science series of all time and the charismatic educator who became an icon to several generations of students. The book is also a fascinating history of popular science programming in television and film, from its primitive beginnings to the twenty-first century. Along the way there are entertaining behind-the-scenes stories of each production and the personalities that were involved with them. Dr. Frank Baxter, a professor of English literature at the University of Southern California, became a science hero to millions thanks to his alter-ego, Dr. Research. Many students even became scientists because of Baxter and the Bell films, some of the most entertaining and informative shows ever made.

As the tale unfolds we meet such people as famed Hollywood director Frank Capra, Walt Disney, legendary voice actor June Foray, Eddie Albert, Richard Carlson, movie mogul Jack Warner, James Burke of "Connections "fame, Carl Sagan of Cosmos, and a score of others. The book also chronicles the story of public television from its earliest beginnings, including the struggles of such pioneering stations as Houston s KUHT and San Francisco s KQED."

Author Details

Author Details

Langston, Murray

The Unknown Comic is the stage name of actor and stand-up comedian Murray Langston. Inspired as a youngster by Jerry Lewis, Langston eventually left his home in Canada to pursue a career in comedy in Hollywood.