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Back To The Garden With "Woodstock" Documentary On PBS

The "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation" poster
"Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation"
The "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation" poster

America has been looking back on some of the major milestones of 1969 this year. 50 years on, the impact of the moon landing in July and the Woodstock festival in August is still being felt. The three days of peace and music in upstate New York could have been a disaster, with an unready site, untested promoters, and nearly half a million people. Instead, it came and went without any major emergencies — and left some landmark music in its wake.

Woodstock is the subject of a new American Experience episode that debuts on PBS August 6. Jamila Ephron is the co-director of "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in the spring.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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