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Lecture 20 Covering Apollo: The Role of the Press by Victor McElheny, a reporter for the Boston Globe at the time of Apollo Plenty of projects don’t have a public component, but manned space flight is not one of them. Victor’s first intellectual interest was history. He later founded the Knight program at MIT for science journalists, and a similar program at Harvard. “There is nothing more precious than curiosity;” it must be preserved from childhood into adulthood and always encouraged. Being a journalist was a way for him to be a witness to history as it was unfolding. On Apollo: - There were many different perspectives and opinions. - Press conferences happened all the time, which created news all the time. - Constant pressure from editors who wanted the journalists to be addressing all the different aspects and possibilities for stories. - International coverage; all different kinds of media (TV, newspaper, etc.) Basically, it was a madhouse for reporters. -
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