American Experience, Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation
Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 3 a.m.
In August 1969, half a million young people from all walks of life journeyed from every corner of the country to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert unprecedented in scope and influence. “Woodstock” examines the tumultuous decade that led to those three historic days through the voices of those who were present for the event.
“For three days in August 1969, the values of ‘peace and love,’ loudly championed by the counterculture movement, were actually put to the test in the miserable conditions at Woodstock,” said director Barak Goodman. “The more than 400,000 people who attended the festival proved that they were more than just words. For a surprising number of people, that brief encounter with sacrifice, cooperation and generosity changed their lives.”
Interviewees include festival producers and staff, activist Wavy Gravy, festival attendees and more.
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