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'Most gratifying' assignment was the Apollo 11 broadcast

By A.J. McWhorter

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2014

~~<p>On July 20, 1969, the late President John F. Kennedy's quest for Americans to land on the moon before the decade ended was complete. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but Hawaii ended up being an important final piece to the mission. This month we look back at the local news coverage of Apollo 11 from one of the broadcasters who covered it, Don Picken.</p>
<p>Apollo 11 was a big event at the time, with round-the-clock coverage on all of the networks. Locally, KGMB sent Bob Sevey to the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center) in Houston to film a special on the upcoming space mission.</p>
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On July 20, 1969, the late President John F. Kennedy's quest for Americans to land on the moon before the decade ended was complete. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but Hawaii ended up being an important final piece to the mission. This month we look back at the local news coverage of Apollo 11 from one of the broadcasters who covered it, Don Picken.

Apollo 11 was a big event at the time, with round-the-clock coverage on all of the networks. Locally, KGMB sent Bob Sevey to the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center) in Houston to film a special on the upcoming space mission. Login for more...



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