...watching two men, walk on the Moon.
As a kid of the 50's and 60's, I remember watching all the space stuff on TV. And although I WAS interested, there was no other choice anyway. We only had two and a half channels back then, WHAS and WAVE, WLKY was UHF, ergo, the half. Three netwroks, and they all thought they had THE best coverage, so on they went.
But the networks all showed every minute of lead up to a launch. The first two, Alan Shepard and John Glenn, went wire to wire, an hour or more before launch, and then an hour or so after as I recall. My buds and I, being young boys, thought going into space was going to be for ALL of us by the time we grew up. Most of our parents accepted that too as I recall.
Little did we know.
From May 5, 1961 to December 11,1972, in just 11 years, 7 months, 7 days, the American public went from being enamored, to being pissed off about the wasted money. And now, 45 years after the 1st Moon landing, there's not a mention of the event in ANY media that isn't already Space or Aerospace aligned.
It's some sad shit, to me anyway, that it's not JUST the Leftists in the MSM who don't give a flying fig. Fox News has it buried, The Blaze hasn't mentioned it at all that I can find.
I'm of the opinion that George Santayana was more of a prophet to OUR country than any other.