Based on the life story of Open Road author and legendary NBC News reporter Jay Barbree (Moon Shot
, Live from Cape Canaveral
), and adapted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men
). Cocoa Beach
tells the story of the men and women of Cape Canaveral, Florida, America's Mount Olympus, at the beginning of the space age from the perspective of one young reporter who lived among them as their friend and who tells the story of these great individuals, not as gods but as men.
*Excerpt from Jay Barbree's NBC Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner, 2009
Courtesy of Jay Barbree