The Day the '60s Died DVD

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The Day the 60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, The Day the 60s Died takes us back into ... More
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The Day the 60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, The Day the 60s Died takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.

The Day the 60's Died

On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation by announcing the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.

The Day the 60s Died chronicles the chaotic month of May 1970, when it seemed America was at war with itself. From the students and guardsmen who witnessed the Kent State shootings to a young G.I. in the Cambodian jungle, how did the events of that turbulent spring affect who these people became? How have the shockwaves from these events reverberated into the present? During May 1970, frustration and anger split American society apart and we still live in the aftermath of that rift. The Day the 60s Died is an important story to be told now as our nation grapples with the growing divide in how Americans see their nation and each other. 

Producer: Anna Bowers
Executive Producer: Mark Mannucci, Jonathan Halperin
Production Company: Room 608 Inc.
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-PG
Writers: Jonathan Halperin, Anna Bowers
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 56 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Rico A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/21/20
Abrupt Closure of Challenging Times
Review by Rico A. on 12/21/20 review stating Abrupt Closure of Challenging Times
28 July 2015 The program presents the controversial image of the late 1960s and the emergence of Silent Majority that transformed and promoted American conservatism. The end of the anti-war movement signaled the opening of a retrenched effort of muting activism. Lessons learned from that period after abolishing the draft ensured a future of no further mass anti-war protest. Individuals today should guard against complacency.
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Pa T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/21/20
Extremely well done, powerful!
Review by Pa T. on 12/21/20 review stating Extremely well done, powerful!
Historically accurate and presented extremely well. Its tough to objectively present this turbulent time in our history but PBS did exactly that and from many, many angles. The protestors, politicians, newscasters, soldiers, National Guard, citizens and other views put us right smack in the middle of Kent State, Jackson State, Washington, Cambodia and a split nation. A very powerful and educational presentation.
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Angela
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent!
Review by Angela on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent!
Powerful portrait of this time. After I watch I knew I had to buy it.
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Spiral
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
neocons want to reinstate Nixon
Review by Spiral on 07/17/20 review stating neocons want to reinstate Nixon
Focuses on the murders at Kent State, and claims it as was a victory for Nixon and conservative movement. Bizarre new low for PBS.
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Rico L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lest We Forget!!!!!
Review by Rico L. on 07/17/20 review stating Lest We Forget!!!!!
26 January 2016 All individuals must see this important program!
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Rico A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The End of The Line!
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating The End of The Line!
Serious students of the 1960s must see this program. Innocence lost and conservatism gained.
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Doug
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Special Documentary
Review by Doug on 07/17/20 review stating Special Documentary
Better than anything I have seen on this topic. It captures this period of American history perfectly. I was a participant as a student at Kent State and found myself a few times in this documentary. I was with my friend Sandy Scheuer in the parking lot May 4. It is bone chilling for me.


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