My parents recorded this for me and I just saw it. A lot of footage from Lunacy with teams 27, 1124, and 2753 in there, though I think that last clip of Overdrive might be just a teensy bit embarassing.
They really didn’t talk too much about FIRST but it was still a nice story. I thought it was really cool because my dad and I watched it together. My dad’s never liked this FIRST thing, but I think seeing FIRST and laproscopic surgery in the same frame might have finally got to him. (He’s himself a surgeon)
Are you sure you don’t mean 1114? 2009 was not 1124’s best year. But I have no idea what the clip showed- I’m in France right now so I’m not really up-to-date with the CBS Morning News. I’d love to see the clip if anyone can share a link.
Edit: Nope, you were right. And Joe, thanks for the link to the video.
Very nice opening statement:
"The crowds, cheerleaders and mascots are not here for a football game or a basketball tournament.
This is a robotics competition called **“FIRST,” **in which 10,000 kids from across the world descend on Atlanta and turn the Georgia Dome into a high-tech Super Bowl.
So (and this seems like an obvious question), what exactly is a robot?
Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway personal transportation device and founder of FIRST, replied, “Not only is ‘What is a robot?’ not an obvious question, I think it doesn’t have an answer any more than ‘What is a computer?’ …”
(read more at the above link)