BREVARD HISTORY: Ahead of John Glenn’s Spaceflight in 1962, the BBC Highlights Cocoa Beach

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Panorama world's longest-running current affairs television program

VIDEO OF THE DAY:  On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. 

Ahead of Glenn’s spaceflight, Panorama was in Cocoa Beach, to gauge the mood of the people and the man himself. 

Panorama is a BBC television investigative current affairs documentary program first broadcast in 1953 and is the world’s longest-running current affairs television program. (BBC video)

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