Apparently our special on the 40th anniversary of the last man to walk on the moon and what led up to it, was well worth it.
Retired Lt. Col. Richard, San Antonio, Texas.
"Fox has a number of fine specials, but yours set a much higher standard for the future...'Fly Me to the Moon' was superb and inspiring. Well done, Neil."
Well, done, "team," colonel...they did the heavy lifting...I was just going along for the incredible ride and these incredible astronauts.
"Thank you so much for the awesome broadcast...your special brought back a lot of memories."
Carol in new York.
"I'm still crying. My goodness, that was so moving. Thank you, and thank you more for remembering our heroes."
Nolan in Plano, Texas.
"Neil, simply a fantastic special...thank you so much for your love of our space program and being able to bring a glimpse of it to us."
Alice in Lakewood, Calif.
"i was part of the Apollo Program, just a little person, and I got goose bumps watching... As it brought back such good memories of that era."
"Neil... Awesome... It gives a new perspective that I can only hope doesn't wear off for a couple of days."
Janet in Sinking Spring, Pa.
"...brought back many memories of watching coverage of all those missions. What heroes they were!!"
Indeed they were...and are, Janet.
Kevin in Pittsburgh.
"I’m normally not a fan of yours; always found you too obsessed with money. But it's nice to see, not always, not last night with that special. Sometimes you reach for the stars..."
"... And last night, you tugged at my heart, which is weird, because up until your special, all I wanted to tug was your throat."
Thank you, Kevin, I think.
Carla via Yahoo.
"You mentioned you always wanted to be an astronaut but realized as a kid you couldn't fit in the capsule... Relax, Neil, last night, and with this special, you did...Easily."
Tom via AOL.
"You kid about being a super hero... Last night, watching you interview all these real astronaut heroes, I realized you were something more..."
"... A class act who never forgot what made this country great. Congratulations, sir. You 'are' the right stuff."
Wow, Tom. High praise, indeed...
"Frankly, I don't know where you fit in the time with cliff specials, conventions, debates and all the other stuff you do... But no offense to those other efforts..."
".. This special was your crowning achievement. Go ahead and die now, because you'll never top it."
Ooookay, Kevin...let's just say I'll hold off on that idea...for now.
"Why can't we have great heroes like these guys anymore? You said we share their DNA, but who exactly? I don't see it."
I do, Felix. We all do.
We all have it within us to be great.
I hope if you got anything out of this special -- on which so many toiled far more than I -- it is this-
And I'm gonna be blunt-