Monday, July 20, 2009

40th anniversary of moon landing -- watch the actual TV coverage!

Forty years ago today, July 20, 1969, humans first landed on the moon. What an amazing moment in history that was! Tonight, the History Channel is running the actual news coverage of that first lunar landing; here's the blurb about it on their web site:

"This special takes viewers back to July 1969 to experience the actual CBS News/Walter Cronkite coverage of man's first lunar landing. Using minimal editing and leaving the original footage untouched viewers will feel as if they are watching the CBS coverage in July of 1969. While today we know the outcome of Apollo 11's mission it was not a given then. This will become evident watching Walter Cronkite and his colleagues as they watch the historic lunar mission unfold before them."

The program, "Live from '69: Moon Landing," runs at 5:30, 8:00, and 9:30 (Pacific time) tonight. Check your local listings for accurate times in your area.

With Walter Cronkite's death still fresh, this is a great opportunity to see him in one of his most shining moments.


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