Apollo 11: The greatest single broadcast in television history

It's probably more suitable for the tech subforum, but it pertains to the Moon Landing. Anyways, the question is:

Was it technologically possible to pull this off in 1969?
When the Eagle spacecraft touched down on the Moon's surface on 20 July 1969, a television camera mounted on its side captured the first tentative steps and words of astronaut Neil Armstrong and sent them across hundreds of thousands of miles to hundreds of millions of pairs of eyes glued to television sets.
  • The mesmerising television coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas into the homes of millions, leaving a profound impact on pop culture and the American psyche.
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I am not sure if the video below is the actual live transmission of the landing (it looks that way), but NASA says the following:
  • Original Mission Video as aired in July 1969 depicting the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. The Apollo 11 (EVA) began at 10:39:33 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on the Lunar Module's descent stage. A camera on this module provided live television coverage of man's first step on the Moon. On this, their one and only EVA, the astronauts had a great deal to do in a short time. During this first visit to the Moon, the astronauts remained within about 100 meters of the lunar module, collected about 47 pounds of samples, and deployed four experiments. After spending approximately 2 hours and 31 minutes on the surface, the astronauts ended the EVA at 1:11:13 a.m. EDT on July 21.


KD: So, was our level of technology (as far as abilities/capabilities of sending this video from the Moon to the Earth goes) on par with the claimed achievement of broadcasting from the Moon?
  • At perigee - its closest approach - the moon comes as close as 225,623 miles (363,104 kilometers).
  • At apogee - the farthest away it gets - the moon is 252,088 miles (405,696 km) from Earth.
  • On average, the distance from Earth to the moon is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km).
 
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