"1964" on American Experience airs on Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m.

Jan 6, 2014

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time — Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan — and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course.

American Experience "1964" airs on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders. L-R: Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, Whitney Young, James Farmer. January 18, 1964.