American experience. 1964.
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 Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence an...
|Other Authors / Creators:||Platt, Oliver, narrator.|
Ives, Stephen, screenwriter, television director.
Pollak, Amanda, television producer.
Margolis, Jon. Last innocent year.
|Other Corporate Authors / Creators:||Insignia Films, production company.|
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), film distributor.
|Language notes:||English subtitle for the deaf and hard of hearing.|
|Imprint:||Arlington, VA : PBS, [2014?]|
|Other uniform title:||American experience (Television program)|
|Summary:||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 Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time.|
Recalling 1964, a pivotal year in U.S. history. While the Beatles captured the imaginations of the nation's youth, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, unveiled his vision of a "Great Society" and squared off against Barry Goldwater in the presidential election. Also covered: the murders of three Freedom Summer volunteers; and the influence of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." Based in part on Jon Margolis' "The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964." ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
|Item Description:||Title from container.|
Based on The last innocent year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis.
Originally produced an episode of the television program in 2014.
|Physical Description:||1 DVD, NTSC (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|System Details:||DVD, widescreen; Region 1; 5.1 Surround.|
|Credits:||An Insignia Films production ; written and directed by Stephen Ives ; produced by Amanda Pollak ; edited by George O'Donnell and Amy Foote ; original music by Peter Rundquist ; director of photography, Andrew Young ; a production of WGBH Boston.|
|Participants:||Narrated by Oliver Platt.|