It has just been confirmed that FIRST is scheduled to be featured on tonight’s PBS broadcast of NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (barring any programming changes due to breaking news). In producing the piece, the NewsHour crew followed a FIRST Robotics Competition team throughout the season, visited Dean Kamen in Manchester, NH, and attended the Championship in Atlanta.
Please check local listings for exact times and PBS stations in your area.
A 30-minute version of the NewsHour program will also air on HDNet. It will premiere at 8 PM ET on Tuesday, May 23 and repeat at 11 PM ET that night. For a list of the cable operators and dish companies that carry HDNet, go to their website: www.hd.net and click on “subscribe.”
I was so excited, I caught the end then rewound to watch the beginning. And not only were our alliance partners in it, 177 was too! You could see our robot, and if you looked behind it, me and my brother in the driver’s station! :ahh:
I feel so famous! Plus I know the guy they interviewed who’s going to MIT, and saw a few frames of one of my classmates next year. Sweet!
This segment was amazing, and captured everything FIRST is about. It was really, really well done. Awesome work to 812 and 159. You really showed why we do this.