As TV 'heroes' go Bill Nye, the Science Guy has always been one of mine. Bill was my generations Mr. Wizard. There was also Beakman's World which was another science learning program that was on the air at about the same time as Bill.

While Beakman's World had the strange sets and odd characters, Bill Nye just brought the science. He answered the questions that a lot of us had about the world around us. We didn't get into quantum physics. We talked about important things like "what would happen if you put a hot dog in a flashlight?"