Did it live up to the massive hype? No, but it was pretty darn cool, especially in the areas that had near total darkness. I did watch a little bit of the television coverage. It was solid. In most of what I saw, anchors and reporters were having fun with it, enjoying the moments. They didn't take it too seriously, and that's a good thing.
Me? I do admit to taking a couple of peeks-- one when it was starting, one when the eclipse over the Scranton area was at its peak. Yes, it was fascinating. I thought the better show was on the ground. Everything took on a strange glow, strange colors as most of the sun was blacked out.
It wasn't my first eclipse, and I pray it won't be my last.