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ToSeek
2005-Oct-21, 05:17 PM
American Experience: Race to the Moon (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/moon/)


With images and audio never before broadcast, this film recounts the flight many consider to be NASA's most daring and important. Interviews with Apollo 8 astronauts, their wives, mission control staff, and journalists take viewers inside the high-stakes space race of the late 1960s to reveal how a bold decision by NASA administrators put a struggling Apollo program back on track and allowed America to reach the moon before the Soviets.

publiusr
2005-Oct-21, 08:11 PM
I can't wait

ToSeek
2005-Oct-31, 02:44 PM
Reminder: it's on tonight!

ToSeek
2005-Nov-01, 07:14 PM
I watched the first ten minutes and caught three errors. That kind of cast a pall over the show, though otherwise it seemed good.

Wolverine
2005-Nov-02, 10:37 PM
I watched the first ten minutes and caught three errors. That kind of cast a pall over the show, though otherwise it seemed good.

Well do tell, what were they? :)

ToSeek
2005-Nov-03, 03:47 AM
Well, let's see:
- The Moon is 240,000 miles away on average, not 230,000.
- There were only two Saturn V flights before Apollo 8, not five.
- Kennedy announced the man-moon-decade goal in 1961, not 1962.

The first one is arguable, but the other two are embarrassing - two minutes of research could have corrected them.

publiusr
2005-Nov-03, 07:53 PM
I expect better from PBS.

Wolverine
2005-Nov-03, 11:16 PM
Me too... yeesh.

publiusr
2005-Nov-04, 07:47 PM
I guess the space program is considered a 'penetrative' act and thus isn't too high on the WGBH and Co. list.

Too Camille Paglia for Bostonions ;)