What would the world look like … act like … be like–

If we had never gone to the Moon?

My guest tonight, Joel Banow, and I are going to explore this fascinating question … from the perspective of two old friends who, fifty years ago (!), shared a series of extraordinary “out-of-this-world” adventures, together, at CBS News; Joel, as the CBS Television News Director of Special Events covering Apollo … and I, a young kid “tapped on the shoulder by fate” and Walter Cronkite–

To help CBS, Walter and Joel “go to the Moon” ….

How did Apollo change our world … a world before “the Internet,” before “Google,” before “social media” … and CNN.

A world, we will try to demonstrate, totally transformed by those three brave men launched on an unprecedented “Christmas journey” to the Moon, that — over fifty years later–

Either subtly, or dramatically, has shaped everything we now can see around us ….

Join us — as we explore “the Unimagined Legacy of Apollo 8.”

Richard C. Hoagland


 

Show Items

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Richard’s Items:

 

1-  The Apollo 8 Photograph That Changed the World

 

 

 

2-  Who Took the Legendary Earthrise Photo From Apollo 8?

 

 

 

3- Chang’e-4 probe takes panoramic photos on moon’s far side – Xinhua | English.news.cn

 

 

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Joel Banow’s Items:  Click on Images to Enlarge

The Naples Space Festival

1- Original CBS New Press Studio at Cape Canaveral

 

 

 

2- Original Mercury Astronauts

 

 

 

3- Mercury Re-Entry Simulation

 

 

 

 

4- Gemini Spacecraft

 

 

 

5- Aegina Rocket Launch

 

 

 

 

6- Lunar Surveyor

 

 

 

7- The Saturn 5 Rocket

 

 

 

8- Apollo 1 Crew

 

 

 

9- News Bulletin by Mike Wallace announcing the tragic death of Apollo 1 Astronauts

 

 

 

10- Apollo 4 an Unmanned Launch

 

 

 

11- Apollo 8 Lunar Mission

 

 

 

12-  Joel Banow with Lunar Surveyor

 

 

 

13- CBS Reporter with Lunar Surveyor Model

 

 

 

14- Stanley Kubrick’s movie / 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

 

 

15- Douglas Trumbull – Special Effects Director for Space Odyssey

 

 

 

16- “HAL” Device created by Trumbull for CBS’ coverage of Apollo 11

 

 

 

17- Studio 41 Anchor Set

 

 

 

18- Director Banow talking to Walter Cronkite

 

 

 

19- Studio 41 Lunar Surface Model

 

 

 

20- CBS Special Effects technician working with the spacecraft models in the studio.

 

 

 

21- CBS Special Effects technician working with the spacecraft models in the studio.

 

 

 

22- Studio 41 Lunar “Conveyor Belt”

 

 

 

23- Director Banow and the Lunar “Conveyor Belt”

 

 

 

24- Apollo 11 Launch

 

 

 

25- Lunar Orbit Insertion Animation

 

 

 

26- Lunar Earthrise

 

 

27- Studio 41 Control Room

 

 

 

28- Studio 41 Control Room during the actual Lunar Landing of the Lem.

 

 

 

29- Lunar Landing Simulation

 

 

 

30- Minature Lem Model

 

 

 

31- Preparation for Leaving the Lem and Armstrong’s Walking on the Moon

 

 

 

32- Lunar Liftoff

 

 

 

33- Apollo 11 Re-Entry

 

 

 

 

34- Apollo 13

 

 

 

35- Lunar Rover Simulations

 

 

 

36- The Last Apollo: Apollo 17 Launch

 

 

 

 

37- Walter Cronkite and Joel Banow


Joel Banow

 

Joel Banow is a retired award winning television producer and director with over fifty years of experience in television broadcasting. This includes producing arts and cultural programming for WGCU Public Media, the PBS station for SW Florida. 

While at CBS News Special Events, Banow was senior director for the manned space program broadcasts. He received a Directors Guild Award for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement, Apollo 11 the first lunar landing”, and various Emmy nominations and awards. 

While at CBS News, Banow directed several prime time specials from the Metropolitan Museum Art.  

After 17 years at CBS he created his own production company: JNB Productions.  He finished his television career joining the first group of directors at the new financial CNBC. He directed daytime financial programs and prime time programs hosted by Michael Feinstein, Al Roker and Dick Cavett. 

He has been on the advisory board of the Holocaust Museum of SW Florida, and is on the board of the Naples Museum of Military History. He has been active with the Naples players for over twenty years and is a founding member of the Naples Press Club. In 2007 he was honored by both Collier County and Lee County as a Star of the Arts and Angel of the Arts for his involvement and support of the arts through television.

2 Comments so far:

  1. Bill says:

    Very awesome show!

  2. Apollo 8……………………………

    Wasn’t the natural orbit mechanics of this mission to the moon the first time man made a “FIGURE 8” orbit?

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