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The stories of the Apollo project are well-known to most people, but what about the storytellers? The Ohio History Connection invites you to meet Jim Snyder (known to most as Jim Slade), former Science Correspondent from ABC Television and Radio, who witnessed and reported on America’s early space exploration program. In this program, Mr. Snyder will talk about his time working as a special correspondent and provide unique accounts of covering the Apollo missions.
As its science correspondent, Jim Slade led coverage of space, science and technology issues for ABC Television and Radio News from 1988 through 2001. He worked in a similar capacity at the Mutual Broadcasting System (1976 to 1988) and the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company (1961 to 1976), a career which allowed him to witness the first 40 years of world spaceflight first hand. As a science writer, his stories ranged from exploration to education, archeology to high-speed computers.
Greg Brown is the Historian and Collection Coordinator at Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, OH. His duties includes public speaking, research, and writing interpretive content for the collections/artifacts. He served on active duty with the USAF (Missile Security Specialist) and the US Army (Military Police Corps). He has a BA in History.
Watch Jim Slade in action: The Aviation Speakers Bureau shares clips of Jim Slade throughout his career in broadcasting and journalism.