How the TV was seen inside the Iron Curtain

In several Soviet-aligned Eastern European countries, television networks picked up the free-to-air TV signals from western Europe and rebroadcast them for their own viewers.

We plan to have some details (which are scant), but here is part of a talk given by Stan Lebar. He recounts a touching story about a family in Romania (part of the Eastern Bloc) who saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon.

In March 2006, Stan Lebar, Program Manager for Westinghouse Lunar Television Cameras, gave a public lecture at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

In this excerpt, he tells two stories of how people saw the live television of Armstrong and Aldrin on the lunar surface. The second tells the story of a family in rural Romania who watched the broadcast live.

On Vimeo. Also available here as a 51MB MP4 video file.


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