NEWTON’S APPLE, the pioneering PBS family science series, was produced by TPT between 1983 and 1998. The program answered basic science questions from viewers with hands-on experiments and field trips. Ira Flatow was the show’s first host. Videos were accompanied by printed guides for educators, making Newton’s Apple one of the most-used video programs in the nation’s middle schools. Newton’s Apple won numerous national awards including the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science Journalism Award, the Parent’s Choice Award, and the 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Series.WATCH NEWTON'S APPLE
IRA FLATOW is a radio and television journalist and author who hosts Public Radio International’s popular program, Science Friday. From 1982 through 1987, Ira Flatow hosted Newton’s Apple. Flatow graduated from the State University of New York in Buffalo with a degree in engineering. In 1971, Flatow began working for National Public Radio, serving as a science correspondent until 1986. Flatow is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. His contributions to science journalism have been rewarded a number of times. He is the 1999 recipient of the Carl Sagan Award and the 2000 Brady Washburn Award. In 2005 he earned a public service award from the National Science Board and was made a lifetime honorary member of Sigma Xi by the Scientific Research Society. He earned the Faraday Science Communicator Award from the National Science Teachers Association in 2007.