Our Wisconsin: An Hour in 1970

Fifty years ago, Wisconsin and the world were in the middle of one of the most eventful, historic years ever. It was a year of social revolution, as everything from the environment to the Vietnam War to women were the focus of major movements and demonstrations. And it was a year of unprecedented violence, as opposition to the war reached deadly levels at the Kent State shootings and the Sterling Hall bombing in Madison. It was the year Monday Night Football began, the Brewers came to Milwaukee and Vince Lombardi died. From the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the first Earth Day to Wisconsin’s Woodstock, we’ll watch and listen to the events unfold as they did a half-century ago. So, put on your bell bottoms and plug in your lava lamp, as we spend An Hour In 1970.