Here's James Burke reporting on the 20th August 1977 launch of Voyager 2. It ends with an amazing 20-second shot that would be ridiculously difficult to execute with a modern journalistic workflow, but so easy to fake you'd never trust it even if they did.
One chance, and if James Burke had missed, there would have been no chance of a re-shoot. Taken from Connections(1978), Episode 8, "Eat, Drink and be Merry". Copyright BBC, starring James Burke.
His sign-off, "destination Moon … or Moscow," is really something!
James Burke had only one chance to nail this scene. A clip from the 1978 BBC television show Connections, season 1, episode 8, "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" which could be considered the best timed shot in television history https://t.co/lI8g0g1uji pic.twitter.com/o8MQrLPs6M
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) June 1, 2019