Bouncing Burke

I don’t know what’s more appealing about this vintage video clip: the coolness of zero gravity, or the utter giggling delight James Burke takes in the experience. I’ve been re-watching portions of my two favorite nonfiction television programs — Burke’s masterful Connections and Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man — and found them as exciting and inspiring as ever. I specify “nonfiction” because I extravagantly admire The Wire as a fiction series with some of the best writing ever seen on the tube, about which more anon.

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