Search the Archive

Apollo XI / News Conference / Film #204983

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Apollo XI crew holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Crew narrates color film of moon for part of conference [Neil ARMSTRONG - says moon gravity like that of simulations on earth. (He narrates to film of self stepping on moon.) Lowered camera down to me. Talks of lunar rock samples. (Audience laughs and applauds during speeded up bits of film where Armstrong sets up camera.) Tells of him and Buzz setting up American flag.] [Edwin ALDRIN - tells of difficulty in setting up flag.] [ARMSTRONG - tells of other things they had to do. Film shows final look at Tranquility Base. Knew we were on proper track.] Film of "Eagle" as seen from "Columbia." [Mike COLLINS - says at that point I realized we were going to carry the thing off. Colors of moon as shown in picture accurate.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates

(Studio) Crew answered questions after films shown.

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:06:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.