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Summer of ’69

Summer of '69

Celebrate the Summer of '69 with WETA!

WETA remembers the cultural milestones and technological triumphs of the summer of 1969 with special programming and interactive features. Celebrating the golden anniversaries of pivotal moments and movements in U.S. history — gay liberation, the lunar landing and Woodstock — WETA will premiere several new specials and limited series.

Apollo 11

Summer of ’69 Timeline

Explore a timeline of major events in the Greater Washington D.C. area and beyond during the summer of 1969.

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Share Your Summer of '69 Story

WETA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the summer that defined an entire generation. Do you have a memory or creative take on what the summer of 1969 means to you? We want to hear your story!

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Summer of ’69 Programming

Summer of ’69 Programming

Tune-in or stream all summer long as WETA commemorates gay liberation, the lunar landing, Woodstock and more of 1969’s cultural milestones in brand new features from American ExperienceNOVA and more.

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Summer of ’69 Quiz

Test your knowledge of the places, events, and individuals that defined this tumultuous summer in American history.

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Lauren Kahn

Summer of '69 Story Submissions

Explore local reflections on the summer of 1969 from WETA community members.

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Credit: Courtesy of © 1969 Jason Laure  Photo Caption: Sly and the Family Stone performing at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

WETA Passport members can stream the new American Experience film right now, before it premieres on Tuesday, August 6, at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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