disappointed in network coverage of the shuttle launch this morning. they only switched to the launch 5 minutes before liftoff, and then quickly switched back to regular shows. i didn't even see anything on kqed.
now, i don't actually watch tv, and i would've skipped the launch had i not had friends who trekked out to florida. but i woke up my daughter (who had gone to a NASA themed camp a couple weeks ago) to watch the launch, and tv could've given her a days worth of inspiring programs about space and science to help her generation reach for the stars.
at least NPR covered it until 8:50am PST.http://www.nasa.gov/home/