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Television Takes a Giant Leap Into the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Jul 16, 2019  •  Post A Comment

July 16, 1969, dawned bright, hot and sunny on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It was the perfect weather on Earth to send its very first three inhabitants to the moon.

Now, the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 flight and the moon landing is being commemorated by a flood of new programming. For the backstory of one of the best of the bunch, CNN Films’ “Apollo 11,” TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin talked with Todd Douglas Miller, the project’s director and producer, and Courtney Sexton, VP of CNN Films.

Click here for a fascinating look at how technology has caught up with stunning footage shot in 1969, making it possible for it to be seen as never before. The piece also provides a roundup of the many documentaries and specials airing this week in connection with the anniversary.

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