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Soundtracks Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

8 Episodes 2017 - 2017

Episode 1

The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 60 mins

Music tied to iconic moments in history are explored. In the opener, the music that kept the spirit of the civil rights movement alive following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus.

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Episode 2

September 11th

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 60 mins

Songs associated with 9/11 are the focus, including Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," which took on a new and heightened meaning. Also: a look at how politically charged country music took center stage.

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Episode 3

Kent State and the Vietnam War

Thu, May 4, 2017 60 mins

Following the killings of four Kent State University students during anti-Vietnam War protests, politically driven songs from Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and others became popular.

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Episode 4

Hurricane Katrina

Thu, May 11, 2017 60 mins

A look at international artists, from U2 to Kanye West, who joined New Orleans musicians in benefit concerts to help ensure the city's rich traditions survived following Hurricane Katrina.

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Episode 5

The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Communism

Thu, May 18, 2017 60 mins

A look at the course of the Cold War in Berlin through music reveals how it helped to sow the seeds of rebellion.

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Episode 6

The Space Race

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 60 mins

A look at how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's 1969 moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind.

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Episode 7

Battle of the Sexes

60 mins

The famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is recalled.

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Episode 8

The Berlin Wall And The Fall Of Communism

60 mins

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