A single day of coverage of the astronaut love triangle case was really enough. All three networks filed a follow-up but there were no juicy details to warrant it. Instead we heard a boring bureaucratic press conference about how NASA management is going to revamp is psychological screening. ABC's Mike von Fremd stated the obvious: "The incident has embarrassed the top levels of NASA," quoting this administrator's sorry soundbite: "In terms of NASA being the butt of jokes…I think that is very unfortunate." CBS' Sharyn Alfonsi resorted to no-gravity spacewalking video to quip: NASA is wrestling with "weighty issues." NBC's in-house analyst Jim Oberg told Tom Costello why astronauts would hardly tell management they had turned from having the Right Stuff into jealous, sex-obsessed, stalkers: "It could end your entire career."
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