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Q&A: Who filmed 1969 moonwalk?

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface.

Associated Press/NASA (1969)

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface.

Looking for public TV station

About a week before the digital conversion I purchased a new flat-screen TV. Although I do not have cable they assured me I would still have all the stations I had at the time. Much to my horror, I lost WEDU. I lost about 10 stations but public television is what I miss so much. Can you please tell me, is there hope for me?

If you are using an analog TV, a digital converter box has been required to receive programming since the June 12 switch to digital. WEDU converted in February. We haven't heard from folks unable to receive it once their digital converters were hooked up.

Some viewers in the Tampa Bay area did lose another public TV station, WUSF, after the switch. Cable companies are required to carry one public TV station, and Bright House Networks chose WEDU and moved WUSF to its digital tier, making it unavailable to nondigital customers.

Bright House said it was a business decision to move WUSF, one it made because WEDU carries more PBS programming, has higher viewership and carries more broadcasts in high definition.

'Flashpoint' filmed in Toronto

In what city is Flashpoint filmed?

Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama that has been appearing on both CTV and CBS for the past year. The show is about a police tactical unit that is called to handle situations that are outside the capacity of regular officers. Its members all have high-tech weaponry, but often resolve situations with negotiations.

While the setting for the show isn't revealed, it's shot in and around Toronto. Various Toronto landmarks are shown, such as the CN Tower, and there are references to specific Toronto streets and restaurants.

The third season of the show will air on CBS as a midseason replacement in the 2009-10 TV schedule.

Who filmed moonwalk?

I've been watching the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing on TV. There are two astronauts frolicking on the moon. I thought there were only two astronauts on the space shuttle. Who was taking the pictures?

Astronaut Michael Collins joined Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11, as its command module pilot. The footage of Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the moon was taken by a camera mounted on the outside of the lunar lander, which landed on the moon, NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz said. In honor of the 40th anniversary, NASA has released video from the July 20, 1969, broadcast. Visit www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/apollo11.html.

Q&A: Who filmed 1969 moonwalk? 08/09/09 [Last modified: Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:30am]
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