The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery.
Barbree has been covering the US. space program for NBC since 1961. That longevity surely had something to do with the fact that after Armstrong died–around 2:45 Pm ET–Barbree was one of the first to hear about it, according to Brian Stelter.
The next TV news outlet to report Armstrong’s death was Fox News at 3:17 PM, followed by ABC News, at 3:27 PM. Neither CBS or CNN has reported the news, as of 3:29 PM.
Update: CNN reported the news at 3:43 PM, with CBS News presenting a special report at 4:11 PM.