For all of y'all who are old enough to remember Apollo 11 clearly -- you may want to chime in on this thread.
I woke up the other morning with a piece of music in my head, and after a moment I realized ti was the rather pompous orchestral music that ran behind the CBS intro to its coverage: "Man on the Moon - The Epic Flight of Apollo 11."
I saw that bumper so many times, I'll never forget it. If anyone out there knows of a source (audio is OK, a video file of the bumper would be preferable), I'd love to know about it.
Also, I'll preface this next part by saying that I've always been a big fan of James Burke. His Connections series (and its sequels) have always been favorites. I think he's one of the most intelligent and well-spoken people I've ever seen.
During Apollo 11 coverage (and I believe this was on CBS, I watched them most, although not exclusively), I saw a pre-filmed piece done for the BBC coverage of the flight. It featured James Burke, and began with Burke completely ensconced within an Apollo A7L lunar suit, complete with PLSS backpack, OPS, LEVVA, gold visor and all. For the first portion of the piece, you heard him through the PLSS radio, as picked up by the in-suit microphone.
Over the course of the piece, Burke took the suit off. As he took off each piece, he explained what it was, what it did, and how it worked. He doffed the LEVVA, the PLSS, the RCU, then the PGA itself. Then he removed his liquid-cooled underwear, took off his UCD and FCD (yep, those are what you think they are), and trudged off to the bathroom for a shower, stark naked.
Does anyone else remember ever seeing this? It stands out quite strongly in my mind -- I'd like to think that others remember this wonderfully well-done piece, too.
-the other Doug