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Relive the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special episode of 'Through the Decades'

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Decades TV Network commemorates Apollo 11’s historic July 20, 1969, moon landing with a special 90-minute episode of Through the Decades on Wednesday, July 20, the 47th anniversary of man’s first steps on the lunar surface.

Hosted by journalist Bill Kurtis, this 90-minute special, “Go: The Great Race,” features original interviews with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell, as well as Mercury space program engineers and journalist George Leopold.

They recount the 11 years of creativity and commitment through success and tragedy that led to fulfilling President Kennedy’s bold promise to “land a man on the moon, and return him safely to Earth.”

“Our fascination with what lies beyond Earth was never more palpable, never united us more than the great space races of the 1960s,” said Kurtis. “The journey to get to the moon, as charted in this special of Through the Decades, reminds us that the power to achieve what was previously thought impossible is never too far from grasp.”

Through the Decades is presented four times each weekday: 7AM | 6C, 1PM | 12C, 7PM | 6C and 1AM |12C.

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