The Apollo 13 mission as seen through the reporting of two newscasters, highlighting the changing character of news coverage.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Joel Kruger (as Rus D. Blackwell)
Brian Brightman ...
Jack Carroll ...
Colette Piceau ...
Reporter #4 (as Colette Piceau Colangelo)
Heather De Oreo ...
Doris (as Heather DeOreo)
Steve DuMouchel ...
Director (as Jeff Evans)
Billy Flanigan ...
Suit #2
Harold Fletcher ...
Tim Goodwin ...
Erich Hoffelder ...


The Apollo 13 mission as seen through the reporting of two newscasters, highlighting the changing character of news coverage.

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26 April 1998 (USA)  »

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In the exterior scenes of the Johnson Space Center Mission Control in Houston (which were filmed at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral) the Texas flag is flying upside down. See more »


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Episopde 8
27 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer missed this episode while actually watching it. the Apollo 13 story is well known enough that making a show about the way it was saved was redundant. so instead they focused on the press and how news coverage morphed from the Edward R Murrow/Walter Cronkite in-depth coverage to the tabloid news such as Fox News and MSNBC now practice. It is a brilliant episode that follows the brash new reporter covering the "people" and the fading away of the old reporter who reported the story. Anyone interested in news coverage should watch this episode. In my opinion it might have been the best. "filler added to make ten lines" what a stupid rule

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