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“Revisiting the Sixties … on the Radio”

Munich, 01/28/2014

Civil Rights marches, the Vietnam War, environmentalism, pop art, Woodstock, and the Summer of Love. These moments and movements are only some of the themes drawn from the turbulent history of the 1960s which will be highlighted in a series of radio programs put together by 28 students at LMU’s Institute of American Studies. The broadcasts can be heard on M94.5, Munich’s educational radio channel during the coming weeks.

Small teams of students prepared radio reports that can be heard on M94.5, Munich’s educational radio channel.The reports themselves are the upshot of assignments allotted to participants in a seminar given by Dr. Bärbel Harju at the Amerika-Institut during the Winter Term 2013/2014. The students were asked to explore the cultural, political and scientific upheavals which characterized the history of the US during the 1960s, and to prepare radio reports on topics of their own choice. The reports were prepared by small teams of students, with the support of a tutor financed by the Lehre@LMU program. To help the students find the appropriate form for their stories, the tutor also provided an introduction to broadcast journalism and guided seminar participants through the technicalities involved in producing programs for radio.


Here is a run-down of the schedule over the next few weeks:

  • "Andy Warhol & Velvet Underground"
    January 29, 9-10 p.m. (rerun: February 2, 1-2 p.m.)
    (in German)
  • "Summer of Love"
    February 5, 9-10 p.m. (rerun: February 9, 1-2 p.m.)
    (in English)
  • "Woodstock"
    February 12, 9-10 p.m. (rerun: February 16, 1-2 p.m.)
    (in German)
  • "Vietnam War"
    February 19, 9-10 p.m. (rerun: February 23, 1-2 p.m.)
    (in English)

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