Sunday, August 22, 2010

We Hardly Knew Ye: Jack Horkheimer

Anytime over the last decade, anytime I flipped past channel 28 between 10:30 and 11 p.m., I usually came across Jack Horkheimer's Star Gazer program. The Miami-based Horkheimer would spend a few minutes telling us what to look out for in the night skies that week, though that never particularly interested me. However, the show's goofy green-screen effects, spacey theme song, and the toupee'd, mustachioed Horkheimer's rather, um, flamboyant enthusiasm for the subject was forever captivating.

On Thursday night we happened to catch the final Gazer to air during the Horkster's lifetime:



He died on Friday.
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