Best known as public television's Star Hustler and Star Gazer, host of the 5-minute show that would usually run just before many PBS stations would sign off for the night. I hadn't watched the show regularly in years, but he was always entertaining and informative to me, and he clearly loved what he was doing. Rest in peace and keep looking up.
#2 Posted on 21.8.10 1714.59 Reposted on: 21.8.17 1715.57
I'll never forget this story about Horkheimer - I felt bad for the dude, but it was just too funny:
Originally posted by the Orlando Sentinel Archives (articles.orlandosentinel.com)'Looking Up' Gets Star Hustler Injured By SETH BORENSTEIN, of the Sentinel staff | January 11, 1995
Jack ''Star Hustler'' Horkheimer, Public Television's astronomy show host, usually signs off his five-minute program with the words: ''Keep looking up.'' But the director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium found how painful his advice could be.At 12:30 a.m. Christmas Day, Horkheimer stepped out to mail a late Christmas card when he saw a brilliant star, Canopus, and a bright Mars. Naturally, the astronomer kept watching the heavens as he walked toward the mailbox.Big mistake. He stepped into a 6-inch-high wooden deck, broke four toes in his left foot and pulled ligaments in his right.