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John Silva, the engineer who added a camera to a helicopter in 1958 and changed the future of television news, died last week at the age of 92. In an interview with the Archive of American Television in 2002 he explained how he’d come up with the idea. “How can we beat the competition? Why, of course. If we could build a news mobile unit in a helicopter we could get over it all, get there first, avoid the traffic, and get to all the stories before anybody…. It’d be a wonderful thing,” he said.
Last Man on the Moon
Forty years ago today, Eugene Cernan set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission and since he left no man has gone back. Cernan said the experience was like “sitting on God’s front porch.”