LA Times quotes Socolow in article on Apollo 11 moonwalk

The Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, in the article “50 years later, TV is still enamored of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.” Many television channels will air special programs featuring original footage of the voyage, and coverage of celebrations in honor of the 50th anniversary of the event. One constant in the commemorations is vintage video and audio of CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, the top-rated network anchor at the time of the Apollo 11 launch, the article states. “The moonshot was the one place where Walter Cronkite’s patriotism could not be questioned,” Socolow said. “It was finally good news in the context of the Cold War and American innovation and ingenuity. It was kind of a restoration and looking ahead at the ’70s instead of the bad news of the ’60s.” Chicago Tribune carried the LA Times article.