Yeah, like I needed something else to be ashamed of.
First of all I want to introduce to you the comment that my fellow Forumastronautico.it user and scientific divulgator Paolo Amoroso put on his blog. Sorry, it’s in Italian, but I guess the topic allows it :)
I encourage you to check out the Paolo Attivissimo (colorful) minute by minute chronicle of the shameful broadcast.
Instead of doing what a History TV program should do, that is, presenting historical truth with professional competence, this issue of “La storia siamo noi” (we’re the history) focused on presenting a collage of the childish “proofs” that some people made up to say that “geez, we never landed on the Moon!”.
Needless to say that the main reason that drives these people to insult the effort o the thousand of NASA employees and contractors is… private earning, selling books.
You can find a plethora of bibliographies on the argument, and I’m not going to help you find them because they don’t deserve a bit more of the publicity they already get.
True, RAI saved a bit of face by mildly “debunking” some of the conspirational theories, but the whole concept of the show (the title, “Apollo 11, The dark side of the Moon”, to begin with) gives too much credit on the stories told by a bunch of idiots.
Moreover, this is NOT what we pay MANDATORY subscription for. But this is part of the reason because I gave up TV at my place since early this year.