NEW ABC NEWS' DOCU-SERIES, '1969,' PRESENTS AN ENTHRALLING SAGA OF THE SUMMER THE MOON LANDING, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, MANSON, WOODSTOCK, NIXON, GAY RIGHTS AND BLACK POWER ALL COLLIDED
'1969' Premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC
Series Features Original Score Composed and Produced by Multiplatinum Producer and GRAMMY(R)-Nominated Artist, Producer and Songwriter Salaam Remi
New docu-series "1969" weaves together rarely told stories of the moon landing, Manson murders, Chappaquiddick scandal and Woodstock with that of Nixon's first year in office, John Lennon's Bed-Ins for Peace, FBI shootouts with black activists and the Stonewall Uprising. The six-part series features gripping first-hand accounts of how these events came together at the same dizzying, chaotic time. "1969" premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The six-part docu-series' original score by multiplatinum producer and GRAMMY(R)-nominated artist, producer and songwriter Salaam Remi pays tribute to the revolutionary sounds of a year that reshaped rock.
The premiere episode, "Moon Shot," includes accounts from the unsung women who helped make the moon landing possible. The following week's episode, "The Girl in The Car," tells the story of Mary Jo Kopechne, whom the powerful Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge after a party and left to die. Other episodes feature accounts from Black Panthers, Manson family women and organizers of Woodstock, which nearly became the Fyre Festival of 1969. These gripping stories are told by those who lived them, alongside contemporary influencers including Roots' Black Thought and celebrity LGBTQ activists Jazz Jennings and Laverne Cox.
The series director and executive producer of "1969" is Jeanmarie Condon for Lincoln Square Productions.
ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS
ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC's thought-provoking docu-series "The Last Defense" from Viola Davis, John Ridley's critically acclaimed documentary on the LA Riots "Let It Fall," the "Madoff" miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss and popular series "What Would You Do?," as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly-owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and is a part of ABC News' Long Form programming unit, which includes "20/20," "Truth and Lies" and "Nightline." The headquarters are located in New York City's Lincoln Square neighborhood.