ABC is going back in time. The network just announced the premiere date for their new TV show, 1969.
The docuseries “weaves together rarely told stories of the moon landing, Manson murders, Chappaquiddick scandal and Woodstock with that of Nixon’s first year in office, John Lennon’s Bed-Ins for Peace, FBI shootouts with black activists and the Stonewall Uprising.”
1969 premieres on ABC on April 23rd at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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NEW ABC NEWS’ DOCU-SERIES, ‘1969,’ PRESENTS AN ENTHRALLING SAGA OF THE SUMMER THE MOON LANDING, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, MANSON, WOODSTOCK, NIXON, GAY RIGHTS AND BLACK POWER ALL COLLIDED
‘1969’ Premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC
Series Features Original Score Composed and Produced by Multiplatinum Producer and GRAMMY(R)-Nominated Artist, Producer and Songwriter Salaam Remi
New docu-series “1969” weaves together rarely told stories of the moon landing, Manson murders, Chappaquiddick scandal and Woodstock with that of Nixon’s first year in office, John Lennon’s Bed-Ins for Peace, FBI shootouts with black activists and the Stonewall Uprising. The six-part series features gripping first-hand accounts of how these events came together at the same dizzying, chaotic time. “1969” premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The six-part docu-series’ original score by multiplatinum producer and GRAMMY(R)-nominated artist, producer and songwriter Salaam Remi pays tribute to the revolutionary sounds of a year that reshaped rock.
The premiere episode, “Moon Shot,” includes accounts from the unsung women who helped make the moon landing possible. The following week’s episode, “The Girl in The Car,” tells the story of Mary Jo Kopechne, whom the powerful Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge after a party and left to die. Other episodes feature accounts from Black Panthers, Manson family women and organizers of Woodstock, which nearly became the Fyre Festival of 1969. These gripping stories are told by those who lived them, alongside contemporary influencers including Roots’ Black Thought and celebrity LGBTQ activists Jazz Jennings and Laverne Cox.
The series director and executive producer of “1969” is Jeanmarie Condon for Lincoln Square Productions.”
What do you think? Are you interested in 1960s history? Will you check out 1969?