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BBC Motion Gallery Features Exclusive CBS Footage of Apollo 11 Landing

1 July 2009

Walter Cronkite reports the historical event in marathon live coverage

BBC Motion Gallery, the clip licensing arm of BBC Worldwide and the exclusive global representative for the BBC News Archive and CBS News Archive, features exclusive CBS footage of Walter Cronkite reporting on the Apollo 11 moon landing to celebrate its 40th anniversary on July 20, 2009. This unique footage is available directly from the newly-launched news section of BBC Motion Gallery’s website: www.bbcmotiongallery.com/Customer/News.aspx.

BBC Motion Gallery is the exclusive representative of Walter Cronkite’s reports for CBS Evening News. His legendary career as a journalist and anchor includes coverage of the launch of Apollo 11, memorably shouting “go, baby, go” as it took off into space. This marathon 48 hours of dedication to the landmark event was just part of why he is a celebrated figure in our nation.

“This footage not only commemorates the anniversary of one of our greatest discoveries, but also the dedication and passion of Walter Cronkite,” commented Jan Ross, SVP, BBC Motion Gallery. “We are happy to share this piece of history as the Apollo 11 landing celebrates its 40th anniversary.”

Clients can now search hours of news footage from pivotal moments in history, as well as recent global news stories on BBC Motion Gallery’s newly launched news section of its website. The section is designed to supply quicker and more accurate search results as well as provide quick links to key news topics such as politics, the environment, science and technology, business and finance and world leaders.

BBC Motion Gallery, a business within BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), offers media professionals access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than one million hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and CCTV, China’s national television station. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.

Media Contact:
Christine Shaw Davis
BBC Worldwide, Americas
310-927-6606
christine.davis@bbc.com

Christine Black
BBC Worldwide, Americas
212.705.9435
christine.black@bbc.com