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David Sington, "In the Shadow of the Moon" director: Mr. Media Radio Interview (Rewind)

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Docu film director David Sington puts Mr. Media In the Shadow of the Moon!

(Originally broadcast September 14, 2007.) In the Shadow of the Moon, the new documentary directed by David Sington, captures all the emotion and enthusiasm about space travel that once transfixed the American public and seems strangely absent from today’s world of technology.

I was eight years old when the Eagle landed on the Moon in July 1969. I haven’t been the same since. I anticipated a lifetime ahead of flying around the neighborhood with jet packs, manned missions to Mars, and all kinds of things that, before that July day, were science fiction and after, well, they seemed just around the corner.

Now I’m approaching my 47th birthday, and none of my expectations of a space age came to pass. None. Zero. Zip.

Watching In the Shadow of the Moon, I remembered that lost feeling. It’s a wonderful experience, which is why I looked forward to talking with director David Sington.