January 11, 2005


I just watched "We Interrupt This Program" in the From the Earth to the Moon series. It's reason number I-lost-count why I hate reporters.

Following the Apollo 13 tragedy from the perspective of news reporters, this episode is another one of the most memorable in the series. While some reporters try to keep their distance from the families of the astronauts on Apollo 13, others set out to exploit the raw emotion from those families to gain better ratings. This episode nicely displays the change in journalism ethics that occurred in the late '60s and early '70s, and how it directly affected the Apollo 13 news story.

Posted by Sarah at January 11, 2005 09:30 PM

That is one of my favs of the series. Very good show. I too was shocked how they tried to exploit the families where just days before they thought it was a non story.

Posted by: Tom at January 12, 2005 03:22 AM