This summer marked the 50th anniversary of historic events such as the Apollo 11 moon landing, riots at the Stonewall Inn, and the Woodstock music festival – to name only a few. In some cases, these events marked the end or continuation of a much longer historical process, and we invite you to explore ways that public radio and television covered this history through programs created by organizations across the nation over the past 70+ years.
Below is a brief list of relevant programs, but we invite you to do a deeper dive at americananarchive.org!
Public Media in 1969
Here to highlight the role of public media in covering these events, we welcome back Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB who will be publishing a series of articles about this fascinating topic. Christopher is currently pursuing a Masters in History with a focus in Archives.
– Broadcasting in a Tumultuous Time
– The Civil Rights Movement
– The Student Movement
JUNE: Riots at the Stonewall Inn
JULY: The Apollo 11 Moon landing
AUGUST: Woodstock Music Festival
– Rock and Roll interview with Larry Graham from WGBH