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Apollo XI / Spectators / Poor People's March #6178

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 1969
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(Studio) People converge on Kennedy Space Center Liftoff scheduled for 9:32 EST Wednesday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Astronauts relax. Million sightseers nearby. VIPs arrive; led by former President Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice President Spiro Agnew. NASA picks up tab for Congressmen's round-trip flight. Bumper-to-bumper traffic along road to Cape. Motel rates up to $65 night in Cocoa Beach. Commander Neil Armstrong, 39, is research pilot. "Buzz" Aldrin is lunar module pilot and Air Force Colonel Michael Collins is Command Module Pilot. Aldrin took 5 1/2-hour space walk on Gemini XII. Collins has reputation of "prof. par excellence." All 3 unique individuals.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Reverend Ralph Abernathy leads Poor People's March at Cape. Says what we do for space and exploration, we must do for starving people. LBJ says we can lead world to peace if can go to moon. Coverage begins 7 a.m. EST.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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