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American Experience; Nixon; Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969

Part of The Vietnam Collection.

11/15/1969

Moratorium, anti-Vietnam war demonstration, massed crowd singing "Give Peace a Chance," led by Pete Seeger. _-_ 1. Masses at Washington Monument, swaying and singing. Peace signs. Seeger, "Are you listening Nixon?...Agnew?...in the Pentagon." (90', sound on film) _-_ 2. More of crowd and song and Seeger's voice. Capitol dome in background. (40', sound on film)


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:04:03

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Protest songs
Washington (D.C.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Folk songs
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
United States--History--1945-
Vietnam Moratorium, 1969
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements United States
United States--Politics and government
Seeger, Pete, 1919-
Crowds
Locations
Washington Monument, Washington, DC
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Contributors
Seeger, Pete, 1919- (Performer)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969,” 11/15/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_802B2BC4CE8F4AEAAB98A152B569B397.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969.” 11/15/1969. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_802B2BC4CE8F4AEAAB98A152B569B397>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_802B2BC4CE8F4AEAAB98A152B569B397
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