February 22, 2010

Washington in the ’70s

WETA is airing the second in a series of documentaries about the recent history of Washington. It began with Washington in the ’60s, since, as baby-boomers insist, history began in 1960— the rest was a trifling prelude.

Tonight comes Washington in the ’70s, the bellbottom-clad follow-up featuring the construction of the Metro system, Marion Barry getting shot, and a president losing his job over a local burglary.

Catch it on channel 26 (WETA) tonight at 9 pm.  (Check rebroadcast times)

Categories: Diversions, History

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