Death of journalist who covered moon landing for ITV

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The Daily Telegraph pays tribute to Paul Haney, the journalist who covered the first moon landing for ITV. He died on 28 May at the age of 80.

Haney started out working nights at Associated Press while still at college. After a spell working at Nasa, he was snapped up by ITV to report on the Apollo 10 and 11 flights.

The Apollo 11 show was described by the Telegraph in 1969 as “TV’s most exciting show of all time”. It attracted 3.5 million viewers, beating the BBC’s 2.5 million.

Haney also wrote for the Economist and set up his own small community newspaper in Texas as he neared retirement.

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