Watch Again

America in Color:

The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decade

Watch More
back to video

»The 1960s

The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decade

Short | 02:34

On July 16, 1969, Americans filled highways, streets and homes to witness the launch of a rocket from the Kennedy Space Center: the legendary, moon-bound Apollo 11.


    • Sunday
    • 10:00pm
    Jul 29
    • Monday
    • 1:00am
    Jul 30
    • Wednesday
    • 10:00am
    Aug 01

More About This episode

The 1960s in the United States is a decade that played out on national television, decided a presidency, divided a nation about a war, and on July 20, 1969, declared a winner of the Space Race. Witness the dawn of modern America as it unfolded, through famous, and infamous, images and footage, shown in full color. From the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the music of the Beatles, and from the March on Washington to the walk on the moon, we present the '60s like they've never been seen before.

Buy This Show

Now, you can watch Smithsonian Channel's incredible documentaries and shows anytime you want by purchasing from any of these distributors:


Return to Video Page