1968: With Tom Brokaw DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 94 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Video
- DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Genre: Documentary
With deep insight and broad scope, one of the most trusted figures in American media reflects on this pivotal year in our nation's development.
- Brokaw himself reported many of the major events of 1968, most famously RFK's assassination.
- From the iconic journalist and award-winning author of The Greatest Generation and now Boom!.
- The music in this program has been replaced for the DVD release.
1968, what a year. Almost any synopsis short of a feature-length, multidisciplinary documentary hosted by an award-winning journalistic elder statesman would fail to do justice to the epic events and earth-shaking spirit of that single year. Fortunately, that is precisely what 1968 WITH TOM BROKAW provides in spades.
In that single year, MLK and RFK died, Chicago rioted, Nixon triumphed, and Tet exploded. The top music acts were the Beatles, the Doors, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. Man circled the Moon. From Civil Rights to Vietnam, from rock & roll to rocket science, 1968 stands out as a concentrated dose of everything we think of as the Sixties.
Now, Tom Brokaw has focused the journalistic and historical perspective that resonated so strongly in The Greatest Generation onto this single fascinating year. The results are remarkable. By interviewing today the major figures of 1968, by tracking the influence of the year's events as we feel them now, by simply revisiting the moments and places that came to national attention during that remarkable time, Brokaw brings the age alive and reflects on its modern-day significance.
Animated timelines and telling archival footage illuminate the events and their influences. Major figures and minor players speak out about their personal experiences. And Brokaw himself ponders the era that shaped him as a young reporter as much as it did our nation.
1968: fascinating. 1968 WITH TOM BROKAW: indispensable.