History Ch. Sets Daylong Tribute To Neil Armstrong

On TV, A Quiet Exit For Moon’s First Man

Television news didn’t seem to fully recognize the importance of the first human to walk on the moon on the weekend he died. In the hours after Armstrong’s death was announced, news networks were airing canned programming.  Menacing satellite pictures of Tropical Storm Isaac had much more air time than Armstrong’s dusty hops on the lunar surface. Talk of the upcoming GOP national convention sucked up the air