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1960s America

Title
1960s America
Genre
Feature; Special
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:52:13
Description
Special programme documenting the political and social events of the United States during the 1960s, including the presidency; foreign policy; the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Robert Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Harlem riots in New York and Los Angeles; Egyptian-Israeli war; music of the decade. Includes press conferences, interviews, archive news reports. Speakers include: President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Wayne Morse; Senator William Fulbright; Malcolm X, civil rights activist; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; General William Westmoreland; Senator Robert Kennedy; Dr Martin Luther King, civil rights leader; former president Dwight D. Eisenhower; Pope Paul VI; Governor Otto Kerner; Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser; Joseph Lowe, photographer; Andrew West, journalist. Reporters include Michael Elkins. (North American) male presenter not identified.
Contributors
Dwight D. Eisenhower; Pope Paul VI; Martin Luther King; Lyndon B. Johnson; Wayne Morse; William Fulbright; Malcolm Little; Dean Rusk; William Westmoreland; Robert Kennedy; Joseph Lowe; Andrew West; Otto Kerner; Gamal Abdel Nasser
Keywords
USA; Music; Armed forces; Crime; Interethnic relations; International relations; Homicide; Vietnam War (1945-1975); Martin Luther King; History; Presidents; War (concept); John F. Kennedy; American history; Robert Kennedy

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