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» Tuesday, March 02, 2010Television Tonight
Nova did a tongue-in-cheek presentation about Pluto's status downgrade called "The Pluto Files" tonight. Neil DeGrasse Tyson romped through an hour that included a visit to Clyde Tombaugh's home town and a visit to the family home, where he toured a collection of Tombaugh's home-built telescopes. There was also a church in his home town which has a beautiful stained glass window dedicated to Tombaugh. Wow. I did not know Tombaugh did not have a degree when he discovered Pluto; he was just a low-paid worker at Lowell Observatory.
Following we put on last night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno's return. The opening was a funny riff on The Wizard of Oz, with Jay in the Dorothy role and Betty White in a guest appearance, "filmed" in sepia.
Incidentally, I notice NBC has removed the clever opening skit from Conan O'Brien's first Tonight Show from their website. Can't be reminded of that decision, can they? ::snort::