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#1 Posted on 21.8.10 1542.05
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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.
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#2 Posted on 21.8.10 1714.59
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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 (
    '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.
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#3 Posted on 22.8.10 1447.03
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`` `Keep Looking Up' was my life's admonition;

I can do little else in my present position.''

Now THAT'S an epitaph. Godspped, Star Hustler.
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