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Were you at the Washington Coliseum for the Beatles concert in 1964? Did you hear Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963? Did you wear a mini-skirt? How about bell bottoms?! Share your memories of life in the DC area in the 1960s.
This dramatic time in area history is brought to life through the memories of notable Washingtonians such as Ben Bradlee, Marion Barry, Patrick Buchanan, Maury Povich and Chuck Brown. Iconic music, archival stills and footage coupled with fascinating insights from those who experienced and shaped the events of the time transport viewers back to a period when the Nation's Capital was transformed from a sleepy Southern town to the bustling world class metropolis we know today.
WETA takes a look back to the 1960s when "Joy Boys" Ed Walker and Willard Scott ruled Washington's airwaves.
The following songs are featured in the show Washington in the '60s.
The discussion guide contains questions designed to be used with the bonus clips below in both informal and formal educational settings.
Washington in the '60s was honored by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) with two EMMY Awards:
Documentary – Historical: Simon Epstein, WETA Producer and Jacqueline Todt, WETA Executive Producer
Audio – Post Production: Antonio Pacheco, WETA Audio Engineer