SHUTDOWN -- October 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM ET
Late-night German TV show thumped by U.S. shutdown
Photo of Earth by NASA
Insomniacs in Germany are the latest to feel the effects of the U.S. government shutdown. New episodes of the cult TV show, "Space Night," a favorite among late night rave goers and restless sleepers, have been put on hold due to the partial shutdown.
Public television station Bayerisches Fernsehen said Monday that new high-definition video it hopes to use for the show won't be able available Nov. 1 as planned because archivists at NASA, a key source of footage, are among U.S. federal employees currently furloughed, the Associated Press reports.
"Space Night" was launched in 1994 and features footage of Earth seen from space accompanied by ambient techno music.