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It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater s campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. American Experience: 1964 follows some of the most prominent figures of the time Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Freidan and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions, and anxieties began to turn the country onto a different course.
Authoritative and convincing...1964
shows us there we are still feeling the impact of those events 50 years later. --San Fransico Chronical
You don t have to have lived through the time to appreciate 1964 and its
thoughtful look at ideas that echo to this day. --Sacromento Bee
Interesting documentary with many parallels to recent events, police misconduct, civil rights movement and right wing politics.Published 1 month ago by Dana Mills
I'm sorry, but the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley did a lot less than Peter, Paul, And Mary did by recording "Blowing in the Wind," and this honest, intelligent... Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. W. Mahoney
Excellent! InIn depth information. The book brings you back to the old days with the flavor of the times.Published 7 months ago by Sandra L King
I was enjoying this documentary, the year following the death of Kennedy, until it talked about the Civil Rights movement. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James D. Crabtree
You have to understand the events of 1964 before you can understand the events of 1968. I like the way this documentary mentions the Warren Commission conclusions, which were made... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Margaret Grace Beers
To see what history was like fifty years ago, was well done on this DVD piece.Published 10 months ago by John A. Jago, Jr.
This is a good American Ex. episode covering life in America from November 1963 through 1964. The effect of the Beatles, Cassius Clay to Mohammed Ali, to the death of the 3... Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Johnson
Since I remember 1964 I thought I'd indulge in some nostalgia and watch this film. But it presents a conservative fringe view of those days, one I did not share or enjoy. Read morePublished 12 months ago by alllie