“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” was a big event for TV on Sunday (March 9). It was so big, in fact, that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, recorded an introduction for the science program. Watch the video here.

The focus of this introduction is on discovery, invoking explorers of the past and linking them to Carl Sagan’s original “Cosmos” program of three decades ago — much like this new “Cosmos,” now hosted by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, does.

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There’s nothing like high-profile science programming to get a President to talk about TV. And there really is no advertising better than an endorsement from the leader of the country.

“Cosmos” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown