The Day the '60s Died

The Day the '60s Died

The Kent State Shootings

DVD - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627893268
Branch Call Number: DVD 378.77137 DAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, stereo, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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Ky68RasK
Feb 22, 2019

Infuriating and depressing at the same time. But is says something for Nixon, who is not on my hit parade, that he actually took some time to talk to the protesters, which I can't imagine the Cheeto-moron ever doing!

It was also useful, and again infuriating and depressing, to be reminded of the subsequent attack on Jackson State.

More people should watch this. Could this happen again? What do you think?

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IrishMoon
Oct 03, 2015

Very good documentary. I was a teenager in the sixties, so the film reminded me of a lot that happened at the time and it also informed me of things I hadn't known.

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duane767
Aug 30, 2015

Retelling of the tragic and politically charged events which led to the moment that the country's division over violent intervention elsewhere in the world resulted in violent clashes on its home soil. I may have missed it, though, but I didn't particularly pick up the reason why the soldiers began to shoot at the students in the first place. It was probably implied, but it would have been great, if possible, to hear from, even in anonymity, one of the soldiers that was among those who opened fire.

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