Chasing the Moon

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE six-hour film Chasing the Moon includes new science and history programs. The series will begin in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Chasing the Moon, written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone, premieres Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET. The film tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969. This summer WXXI celebrates the 50th anniversary with additional programming and series during The Summer of Space.

Upcoming Programs

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by discovering what the astronauts left on the moon!
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:00pm
The American Experience: Chasing the Moon Series is coming this summer!

Ongoing Programs:

Watch a preview of American Experience: Chasing the Moon! Coming this summer!
July, 2019
PBS Summer of Space Line-up coming to WXXI-TV includes “Chasing the Moon” from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and 8 DAYS: The JOURNEY OF APOLLO 11

Past Programs:

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:30pm
Go behind the scenes with the production team to get a sneak peek of Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone.

Local support provided by: 

The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium

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