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Apollo 8 / Moon #198951

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 1968
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(Studio) Mystery of moon near to being solved.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York, New York) On antique Victrola, reporter plays "My Sweetheart's The Man In The Moon." US, USSR space programs noted. Moon at one time a god. Egypt, Ur, Greek mythology recounted. Stonehenge described. Moon's effect on man's psychiatric condition noted. Film of werewolf movie shown. Galileo's inquiries noted. Various ideas of traveling to moon described. Jules Verne recalled. Early 1900 French film of moon trip shown. Shakespeare, Shelley, Victor Hugo, Walt Whitman, William Cullen Bryant quoted. Moon landing by Apollo 8 crew anticipated.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles

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