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Apollo 11 is a trip you should take | MOVIE REVIEW

Apollo 11 is a documentary focusing on the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission, to the moon. The film consists solely of archival footage that was previously unreleased to the public and does not feature narration or interviews. The stars are the three astronauts who made the voyage: Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aka Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins.

Apollo 11 is educational and mildly entertaining. There’s no mystery as to how this adventure is going to turn out. It’s truly amazing as to how many components of this project, years in the making, had to come together for this mission to succeed. It’s also intriguing to listen to conversations between the astronauts in outer space and control stations in Houston. In addition to the serious informational exchanges, there was light-hearted banter.

The film also captures a time when more people smoked, men, wore shirts and ties and women, dresses, even in casual settings.

There will be some viewers who will bask in the imagery of a large number of technicians, scientist, mathematicians and laborers who worked on this project: hundreds of white men, approximately 20 black men and a handful of Asians. No women. Yep, to some, those were the good ole days!

But we also know from the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, that women played an important role in America’s space program.

Apollo 11 is a CNN film and is a See It! It’s Rated G and is 93 minutes.

Looking Back at Former NYABJ President Michael J. Feeney Who Died At Age 32

VIDEO: In His Own Words, Michael J. Feeney shows why he was the right person to lead the NYABJ

What's The 411TV is using this video as one of its videos to pay tribute to the life of journalist Michael J. Feeney; he passed away on January 31, 2016, at the age of 32 years.

In this video, Michael Feeney is talking to What's the 411TV's Andrew Rosario, as the new president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, The interview took place at a fundraising awards event for the NYABJ.

Michael Feeney worked for the New York Daily News and was president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, where he helped young aspiring journalists enter the news business including those in NYABJ's high school journalism program. Originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, New York City had become Feeney's second home. As a young reporter for the New York Daily News, Feeney covered the "village" of Harlem in Manhattan. Michael Feeney had landed a new job as an entertainment reporter at CNN just prior to his death from a staph infection in his kidney.

Just prior to his death from a staph infection in his kidney, Michael Feeney had landed his dream job as an entertainment reporter for CNN.

He will be remembered as an exceptional journalist with tremendous promise and an outstanding leader who did not run away from adversity.

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