American cable network CNN has revealed details about its CNN Original series event, 1968, which explores the tumultuous year in four parts: winter, spring, summer and fall.
The four-part docuseries will premiere across two nights beginning May 27 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT and focuses its lens on such historic events as the Vietnam War, the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, featuring the anti-Vietnam War sentiments and civil rights struggles.
Parts three (summer) and four (fall), airing on May 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT, take viewers through the death of Senator Robert Kennedy, the heated presidential race, the Summer Olympics, and Apollo 8′s journey.
The specials feature never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with the likes of Tom Hanks, Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to map out the year.
1968 also features what was going on in the culture, including the Academy Award for Best Picture going to In the Heat of the Night, Hair opening on Broadway, and Elvis Presley’s comeback.
The docuseries is executive produced by Playtone’s Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Herzog & Co’s Mark Herzog, and will also stream live on CNNgo and on the CNN mobile apps.