ABC NEWS' '1969' RETELLS THE GRIPPING STORY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING IN SERIES PREMIERE, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, ON ABC
"Moon Shot" - In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins traveled to the moon and planted the American flag on the lunar surface, it brought the nation and the world together. Though the billions spent on the moon shot were controversial, especially among civil rights leaders, it would make America the world leader in technology.
Featured in the episode are interviews with Margaret Hamilton, a pioneering female software engineer whose coding made the moon landing possible; "Hidden Figures" Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden; astronaut Michael Collins who was among the three who strapped themselves to an explosive rocket and hurtled into the unknown; and Charlie Duke and Gerry Griffin, who provided the astronauts a crucial lifeline to Mission Control as they dared to attempt the impossible. Young astronauts and engineers of today look back at why what they did was so incredible - and what we owe them. Docu-series "1969" premieres TUESDAY, APRIL 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network and will be available streaming and on demand.
The series director and executive producer of "1969" is Jeanmarie Condon for Lincoln Square Productions.
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ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC's thought-provoking docu-series "The Last Defense" from Viola Davis, John Ridley's critically-acclaimed documentary on the LA Riots "Let It Fall," the "Madoff" miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss and popular series "What Would You Do?," as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly-owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and is a part of ABC News' Long Form programming unit, which includes "20/20," "Truth and Lies" and "Nightline." The headquarters are located in New York City's Lincoln Square neighborhood.