Courtesy Michael Lang


Woodstock at 40: The Rise of Music Journalism

In August 1969, the Woodstock Art and Music Fair started as a festival of music, peace and love. In the end, it marked a moment when the news media first recognized music and entertainment as a cultural and commercial force.

The Newseum’s new exhibit, "Woodstock at 40: The Rise of Music Journalism," features rarely seen photographs and artifacts from the historic music event. The exhibit was made possible through the generous cooperation of Rona Elliot and Genesis Publications, publisher of "Woodstock Experience," along with Woodstock executive producer Michael Lang, Brad LeMee and the family of Dan Garson, and Henry Diltz and Mark Goff.

Inside Media: Live from Woodstock
Guest: Barnard Collier
Forty years later, former New York Times reporter Barnard Collier, one of the few to cover the event, separated the facts from fiction and explained why Woodstock will continue to live on in music history.

Inside Media: The Road to Woodstock
Guest: Michael Lang
On Aug. 9, days before the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, its organizer Michael Lang offered Newseum visitors a revealing look at how one concert grabbed its share of headlines while capturing the social and political spirit of the decade.

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