07 29 2014
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Apollo 11 Astronauts: Look to Mars, Not the Old, Boring Moon

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong will meet with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first astronauts to walk on the moon want President Barack Obama to aim for a new destination: Mars.
On Monday, the Apollo 11 crewmen, fresh from a Washington lecture Sunday in which two of them expressed concerns about NASA getting bogged down on the moon, are meeting with Obama at the White House. In one of their few joint public appearances, the crew of Apollo 11 spoke on the eve of the 40th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, but didn't get soggy with nostalgia ...


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Tv Review: CNN Presents Black in America 2

Soledad O"Brien Hosts Second Annual Special

A year ago, "Black in America" debuted on CNN to a lot of fanfare, but the 2-part special failed to live up to the hype basically because it bit off more than it could chew. After all, there is tremendous diversity among African Americans, and the show did its best to cover as many sectors of the Black community as possible. Unfortunately, the upshot of that overambitious endeavor was that the program introduced more storylines than it was capable of addressing satisfactorily . . .


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Online History Resources

Bridging The Electronic Generation Gap

Even as technology seems to propel our society faster into the future every day, the same tools that bind us to satellites, circuit boards and handheld screens are making it easier to reach into the past.
This year, The Skanner's Black History Month Special Edition is devoted to online resources for exploring the rich histories that have too often been hidden from us. Whether your interest is local, regional or national history, it's never been easier to find photographs, genealogies, books, blurbs, videos, even interactive databases that work like games – all devoted to educating the community, and the world, about the crucial contributions made to society by our own ancestors. . . .


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The Skanner Thanks Our Sponsors for the 2009 Black History Special Edition

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