The Space Coast of Florida is known for launching rockets. It also launched an iconic TV show. I Dream of Jeannie. It was 50 years ago that Barbara Eden, in the role of Jeannie, popped out of her bottle, and harassed NASA astronaut Major Tony Nelson, played by Larry Hagman.
The show ran for 139 episodes from 1965 until 1970. This weekend Barbara Eden returns to Cocoa Beach, Florida (the setting of the TV show) to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Among other activities, she’ll award medals to runners in a race, some of whom will be dressed as Jeannie.