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Thread #84959   Message #1572816
Posted By: Don Firth
30-Sep-05 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
This seems to be a heavy week for the Sixties on Seattle's PBS affiliate, KCTS Channel 9. The Dylan American Masters documentary on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Protest on Wednesday, and last night I watched The Sixties: The Years that Changed a Generation. All excellent.

There is the old gag that "If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't really there." Well, if one either wasn't there at all (not born yet) or too stoned to know what was going on, this past week was a good opportunity to get a real overview.

I don't know if all PBS affiliates around the country are running all of these programs, but they are definitely worth checking for. Most PBS affiliates repeat such programs a few days or a week or two later, often in the wee hours of the morning, so you can catch them if you have a VCR. All of them have engendered videotapes and/or DVDs, so libraries may have them soon.

Helluva history lesson. Most informative!

Don Firth

P. S. Spaw, much of the "Get Up, Stand Up" program was on pop music in general, not just folk. The protest element in a lot of current pop music took its clue from the protest songs of the Sixties, and it's still very much there. I hope you stuck around with the program long enough to get the comments made by several current pop and rock singers right at the end.