"The Wally, Walt, and Donn Show"
In 1964, NASA made the decision to include equipment for live TV from Apollo
spacecraft. Gordon Cooper tried to broadcast from Mercury-Atlas 9, but with
poor results. On Apollo 7, American audiences first successfully visited with
the astronauts in orbit.
Schirra, Eisele, and Cunningham put on such a good show that they received a
special Emmy, television's highest award. They began their seven broadcasts
with "Hello from the lovely Apollo Room, high atop everything."