CNN announced plans today for a four-part series to premiere next month from Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog. “1968” will air over two nights 0- Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28 (9-11 p.m. ET).
“The four-part docuseries goes back 50 years to explore 1968, a year marked by seismic shifts in American politics, social movements, global relations and cultural icons that changed the modern landscape,” CNN says in the announcement. “Using never-before-seen archival footage and contemporary interviews with journalists, historians, and notable figures, the series maps the tumultuous events of the entire year, from the assassinations of MLK and RFK to escalating anti-Vietnam War sentiment and civil rights struggles.”
The series will include interviews with Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., among others.
Please click here for details in today’s announcement.