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apollo16uvc
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posted 11-12-2017 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo16uvc   Click Here to Email apollo16uvc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Dutch national broadcasting company was very keen on broadcasting the Apollo missions. I have found the following broadcasts online: Parts of an Apollo 11 NOS broadcast which recorded by an enthusiast at home:

heng44
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posted 11-13-2017 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and edited by yours truly.

heng44
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posted 11-13-2017 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The complete story...

Dutch television didn't send the AMPEX-tapes with the Apollo broadcasts to the archives, but used them again to save money. So the complete programs were lost.

Fortunately we were able to contact a private collector who owned a video tape machine in 1969, which wasn't exactly a household item in those days. He had hours of highlights of Apollo 11 through ASTP and agreed to have his tapes transferred to NOS archive tapes.

That was quite an operation because his tapes were beginning to fall apart, but we managed to transfer them successfully and the broadcasts were saved for future generations.

Philip
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posted 11-14-2017 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great story of dedicated work Ed!

Danny VH
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posted 11-14-2017 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danny VH   Click Here to Email Danny VH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job Ed!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 11-14-2017 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Job Ed!

robert_l
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posted 11-14-2017 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's fantastic to see, I only wish some one had did this for the BBC and ITN coverage in the UK.

apollo16uvc
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posted 12-06-2017 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo16uvc   Click Here to Email apollo16uvc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have digitized several 1/4 inch R2R reels that were used to record Dutch television and radio broadcasts about the Apollo missions. They, later among other recordings, can be found here.

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