John Glenn: A Life of Service

John Glenn: Humble National Hero

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Following his first historic space mission, John Glenn managed to stay humble despite all the praise that was directed toward him. Credit for the humility went to his wife, Annie. NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree recounts one occasion where Glenn started to buy the hype. Barbree shares how in her quiet manner, Annie spoke up to help keep her husband's feet on the ground.

Aired: 07/17/13

Rating: NR

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