archive: SETI FW: Sagan: Fw: Cosmos Re-Air

SETI FW: Sagan: Fw: Cosmos Re-Air

Larry Klaes ( )
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:07:29 -0400

From: Chris J. Hoffman
Sent: Monday, September 21, 1998 5:06 PM
To: Carl Sagan Mailing List
Subject: Sagan: Fw: Cosmos Re-Air

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To: Chris Hoffman <>
Date: Friday, September 18, 1998 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Cosmos Re-Air

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>> The visit of Ann Druyan to Portugal and the fact that Francisco Miguel
> >de Sousa Goncalves will be meeting her is an excellent chance for this
> >List to make contact with her. Here are a number of items I would like to
> >see discussed with her but I accept that there would be varying views on
> >this on the List.
> >1 The possibility of getting Cosmos shown on TV again around the world.

>A very good idea. However, if the copyright issues for the videos are not
>settled, I don't think we'll be seeing the series on TV anytime soon. :-(

At 08:17 PM 8/14/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Program Name : Cosmos Re-Air
>Nature of Comments : neutral
>Comments : Can you please re-air the the greatist PBS series of all time:
Carl Sagan's Cosmos?
>Thank You

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