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    PBS: "Race to the Moon" October 31

    American Experience: Race to the 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.
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    I can't wait

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    Reminder: it's on tonight!
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    I watched the first ten minutes and caught three errors. That kind of cast a pall over the show, though otherwise it seemed good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek
    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?

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    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.
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    I expect better from PBS.

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    Me too... yeesh.

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    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

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