I thought you might get a 'kick' out of this question I posed to NASA on its website - regardless of all else and for whatever such might be worth. To date, there has been no response from NASA on the matter.
On March 26, 2008, I wrote to NASA on its website:
As a child I remember often seeing 'live' video feeds from your missions and crafts orbiting in space. Those video feeds, as I recall, often panned the depths of space. I am curious, why are there no longer any 'live' [real time] video feeds showing the recesses of outer space - as opposed to your current-day 'live' video feeds typically showing only the interior of your spacecraft or merely of the earth in the background [or always on some sort of taped-delay]? As an American taxpayer and a US citizen, I ask, is the nation not entitled to see what you see? Please let me know your thoughts on this issue. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
post-script: Bracketed terms ([...]) were not part of the original note to NASA.
See follow-on entry:
Apollo 11 Videos: Lunar Landing and Lunar ‘First Steps’