Saturday, July 21, 2012
THE NIGHT TV TOOK US OUT OF THIS WORLD - MAN LANDS ON THE MOON - ABC,CBS,NBC - CIRCA JULY 20, 1969
At least once in Television history, you could honestly say that THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING.
In the summer of 1969, it seemed that the whole world was coming apart.
It took a true flight of fantasy to bring billions of people on Earth together, if only for a brief and sublime moment.
43 years ago,this country was tested by social unrest, political upheaval and an unpopular war in Viet Nam. The tumult seemed endless.
Yet, when three American astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins,were sealed in the compact Apollo 11 spacecraft, they carried with them the hopes of a tired and tormented people, who needed an epic demonstartion of human ingenuity to restore their faith in America and in themselves.
The men who flew through space on the Apollo 11 mission were fulfilling the promise of a martyred President, validating the vision of thousands of aerospace professionals, setting a new standard for American exceptionalism and achieving a dream that had eluded human beings since the dawn of life on this planet.
It was a landmark night for television,as well, which allowed people all over the globe to share the most daring adventure in recorded history. In America, the NBC, CBS and ABC networks also naviaged the night sky to bring home the story of MAN ON THE MOON.
Here, posted below, from the WDTVLIVE42 You Tube site, is a documentary produce by NASA, the National Aeronautics And Space Administration,to chronicle humanity's
most amazing journey. Enjoy!!!