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The Almost Moon Man

The Almost Moon Man

Update: 2019-07-2151
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There are two stories from the 1960s that America likes to tell about itself — the civil rights movement and the space race. We look at the brief moment when the two collided. Guest: Emily Ludolph, who covered this story for The New York Times, spoke with Ed Dwight, a former Air Force pilot who had trained to be the first black astronaut. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Vincent Gonzalez

What a story! God bless him! I had thought we as a nation had moved beyond this kind of stuff but in Trump World (the EGOIDIOT) we are going to go through this all over again! Tears on my smartphone! I am Puerto Rican, part African-American, and gay and this white nationalist fervor is going to throw the nation back to the 50s & 60s. I was born in Miami in 1954 and I remember. AND I remember exactly where I was and the circumstances surrounding when we learned of JFK's assassination - even as a 4th grader! - Rev. Vincent O. Gonzalez-Holland North Fort Myers FL

Jul 22nd
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Liz Twente

Vincent Gonzalez agreed

Jul 28th
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Jason Huntley

Vincent Gonzalez You're comment is ridiculous. Some of you Leftists have really short memories. Do you remember how divisive Obama was? Or when Ayanna Presley basically said if you're a minority and you don't speak out about how you've experienced racism, then don't speak at all? Racism was here before Trump, it will be here after, it's bipartisan, and multiracial.

Jul 23rd
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Gene

My heart bleeds for this man. 😭

Jul 22nd
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David Perkins

Wow. awesome.

Jul 21st
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Colbert Williams

David Perkins Well done

Jul 22nd
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lzk222

Great story. Thanks for reporting on this.

Jul 21st
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Crystal Wright

lzk222 Great story

Jul 22nd
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The Almost Moon Man

The Almost Moon Man