Bill Nye the Science Guy was an American live action educational television program. It originally aired from May 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998. The program was hosted by Bill Nye. It was produced by Buena Vista Television. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations. Each of the 100 half-hour episodes aims to teach a specific topic in a natural science to a preteen audience. In 1999, the program received a public service award from the National Science Board "For its masterful presentations of the sciences to the younger generation..." The show won a total of 19 Emmy Awards during the five years it was broadcast. Nye won seven Emmys for his performing, writing and producing the program.
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