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The '60s to the Moon

Hear details of the human and technical preparations necessary to win over the moon, such as voices of astronauts from outerspace and our country's influential leaders of the time, JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Johnson.  Witness the reasons various space missions like Project Mercury, Mariner, Gemini, USSR Soyus, and Apollo flights succeeded and failed prior to the successful launch of Apollo 11.  Also, recall our nation's controversy over foreign relations, race, and the Vietnam War, that resulted in the Cuban missile crisis, riots, and anti-war demonstrations.

You'll hear about the more positive, but often forgotten developments of the 1960s, including the first American to conquer Mt. Everest, the launch of the first woman into space, and the start of the women's rights movement.

All of this surrounded by popular music of the time: Percy Faith, Bob Dylan, Rogers and Hammerstein, Burt Bacharack, the Beatles, Maurice Jare, and others, followed by selections by The Carpenters and today's Diana Krall.  Plus, many selections from "The Cosmos," a dramatic composition by one of today's talented young composers, Michael Gilbertson, performed by WindSync and The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra of Houston.

Tune in Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. for more. If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen online.