Library presents a screening of “Chasing the Moon,” a film produced by an Academy-Award nominee

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 15, 2019

The Hernando County Public Library System has partnered with WEDU PBS to screen an excerpt of the film “Chasing the Moon,” a new six-hour documentary by AMERICAN EXPERIENCE celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. Join us on Thursday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Branch, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive, to watch the film by Academy-Award nominee, Robert Stones.

Library presents a screening of Chasing the Moon,a film produced by an Academy-Award nominee

“Chasing the Moon” thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. “When we think of that breathtaking moment of the 1969 moon landing, we forget what a turbulent time that was,” said Mark Samels, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE executive producer.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of Hernando County, Inc.

The full film will premiere Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 10 from 9 – 11 p.m. ET on WEDU PBS. It will also be available for simultaneous online streaming at

Visit or call (352) 754-4043 for more information.

About American Experience
For 30 years, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been television’s most-watched history series. Hailed as “peerless” (The Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune) and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle), the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.


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