The kids today can't possibly appreciate what a treasure trove the Internet is - especially YouTube. When the Connections series came out, I did not have a video recorder and the series was not available on videotape yet. So I had to arrange my schedule around public television's schedule. And if you missed an episode, forget it.
Now you can watch the entire TV series CONNECTIONS for free any time you want on YouTube. I was born 40 years too early.