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PBS and American Experience announce Woodstock documentary

PBS and American Experience announced the new two-hour documentary Woodstock, scheduled to premiere on PBS in 2019 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the historic three-day concert that defined a generation.

In August 1969, half a million people from all walks of life journeyed from every corner of the country to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert unprecedented in scope and influence. Woodstock examines the tumultuous decade that led to those three historic days — years that saw the nation deeply divided by Vietnam and racial, generational and sexual politics — through the voices of those who were present for the event that would become the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman, written by Goodman and Don Kleszy, and produced by Goodman and Jamila Ephron, with Mark Samels as executive producer.

A few of the artists who performed during the festival included: Joan Baez, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie,  Janis Joplin, Sly and The Family Stone, Sha Na Na and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

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