Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman – Simba

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

An evening pause: Another classic skit from the Carol Burnett Show.

Hat tip Phill Oltmann.


My July fund-raiser for Behind the Black is now over. The support from my readers was unprecedented, making this July campaign the best ever, twice over. What a marvelous way to celebrate the website's tenth anniversary!

Thank you! The number of donations in July, and continuing now at the beginning of August, is too many for me to thank you all personally. Please forgive me by accepting my thank you here, in public, on the website.

If you did not donate or subscribe in July and still wish to, note that the tip jar remains available year round.


Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

One comment

  • janyuary

    Nearly busted a gut watching this, thanks Robert for the grins. How Tim Conway remained serious is beyond me.

    Highly advise to look/listen for the Tim Conway Jr. show on KFI AM 640, evening drive time 6 to 10, out of Los Angeles. Can probably stream it online. Hard to imagine, but Tim Jr. is maybe even more brilliant than his dad, and he is the quintessential average (yeah, actually) So-Cal Californian, born and raised, he understands us listeners. To hear him talk about how he grew up in the Valley is worth it alone. His politics are awry, but somehow it doesn’t matter. He is his father’s son in humor. A HOOT.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *