Profiling Jules Verne (1828-1905), the French author who captivated readers with his voyages around the world, under the sea and to the moon (in a rocket launched from Florida). Thanks to Verne, says screenwriter Gavin Scott, "the world was set on fire, thinking about what the rest of the world was like."
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)