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1969
Air Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Moon Shot"
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SERIES PREMIERE

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.

ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS

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.

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1969 (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/23/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 5/28/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) New docu-series "1969" weaves together rarely told stories of the moon landing, Manson murders, Chappaquiddick scandal and Woodstock with that of Nixon's first year in office, John Lennon's Bed-Ins for Peace, FBI shootouts with black activists and the Stonewall Uprising. The six-part series features gripping first-hand accounts of how these events came together at the same dizzying, chaotic time. "1969" premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The six-part docu-series' original score by multiplatinum producer and GRAMMY(R)-nominated artist, producer and songwriter Salaam Remi pays tribute to the revolutionary sounds of a year that reshaped rock.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeanmarie Condon as DIR/EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lincoln Square Productions