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    I was trying to remember a public television show that was filmed in the late '60 or '70s. I think it was called "Lessons in Physics" or something like that. It featured a host that was a retired physics professor with grey, crazy scientist hair and big, dark bushy eyebrows. He always started the show by saying : "good evening ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, my name is ____, and physics is my game" or something like that. It was a great show because they never edited it, they always showed his experiments whether they were successful or not. If they weren't, he would always remark that the experiement didn't fail, but he had not met the conditions properly or something like that.

    Does anyone remember the name of the show or host?


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    Was it Mr. Wizard? I remember watching reruns in my 8th grade science class


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    If not Mr. Wizard, then maybe Dr. Who???

    I'm not sure if I've ever seen Dr. Who but I heard of him so I thought I'd throw it out to you.
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    Ahhh! I found it! It was called "Demonstrations in Physics". The host was named Julius Sumner Miller.



    Here's what IMDB had to say about it:
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    "Why is it so?"

    I think there are a couple of segments online at www.abc.net.au/science. The ABC site is offline right now, so I can't check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by william
    If not Mr. Wizard, then maybe Dr. Who???

    I'm not sure if I've ever seen Dr. Who but I heard of him so I thought I'd throw it out to you.
    You have most certainly have never seen an episode of Dr. Who.

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    Twelve episodes of Dr Sumner Miller are online here:
    http://www.abc.net.au/science/features/whyisitso/
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