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Series
American Experience
Program
Satellite Sky, The
Program Number

307

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

Few events have shocked Americans more than the news in 1957 that the USSR successfully launched the first satellite into Earth orbit. The "Race for Space" was on and America was behind. Obsessed with space travel, America spawned a generation of science fiction films, comic books, amateur rocket clubs, even consumer goods. In the style of "Atomic Cafe," producer Robert Stone uses kinescopes, science fiction movies, newsreels, radio broadcasts and never before seen Russian films in a non-narrative film evoking the early years of the space race.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Satellite Sky, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_347770CEBF2047F9A8855E85CC106A8B.
MLA: “American Experience; Satellite Sky, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_347770CEBF2047F9A8855E85CC106A8B>.
APA: American Experience; Satellite Sky, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_347770CEBF2047F9A8855E85CC106A8B
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