Weekend TV : Bush Paris Press Conference on Sunday; Observance of Moon Walk on A&E;, KCET
President Bush will hold a press conference from the Meridian Hotel in Paris Sunday to discuss his trip to Eastern Europe and developments at this weekend’s economic summit. ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN will broadcast the question-and-answer session live at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday also marks the 20th anniversary of the launching of Apollo 11, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin toward their historic walk on the moon, and the Arts and Entertainment Network will mark the day with a special “As It Happened” rebroadcast of the momentous event. Using the old NBC News coverage, complete with hushed commentary from David Brinkley and Chet Huntley, A & E will televise the liftoff of Apollo 11 at 6:20 a.m., 20 years to the minute of the actual launch from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. Thursday, the cable network will rebroadcast the landing of the lunar module and the astronauts’ first steps on the moon at 7:30 p.m. Edwin Newman hosts.
Channel 28 will also commemorate the moonwalk anniversary Sunday at 1 p.m. with an hourlong documentary, “From Apollo to the Stars,” which chronicles man’s exploration of space. The program will include interviews with “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan and several American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts.