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May 27th, 2014
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'A Look Into The Sixties' Opens in Grand Central Terminal with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will officially open, A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES, a museum-style installation in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal,curated for the public in cooperation with 11 Smithsonian Affiliates.

Who:                New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, and Smithsonian Affiliations director Harold Closter

What:                Exhibit Installation Opening, A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES

When:               Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10:00amET

Where:             Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal

A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES includes the in-flight coveralls used by Neil Armstrong during training for the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission, the bench and key from the jail cell of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from which he wrote ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail,’ original Woodstock memorabilia from the famed 1969 peace and music festival, and a television camera used to film the historic Nixon/Kennedy presidential debate. The special installation will be offered with guided tours and history talks led by noted experts and will be on display from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30.

The exhibit is inspired by the 10-part CNN Original Series, THE SIXTIES, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog. The series premieres May 29 at 9:00pmET on CNN and airs on successive Thursdays. Each new episode explores a different facet of the extraordinary era that changed the world – in pop culture, politics, music, technology, and civil rights – with a resonance that endures today.

Additional Exhibit Information

Tuesday, May 27

  • 11:00am: Woodstock: 45 Years of Peace & MusicWade Lawrence, museum director, Museum at Bethel Woods
  • 1:00pm: Just the Two of Us: Recalling GeminiTom Barry and Jennifer Elliot, educators at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • 2:00pm: Brothers and Sisters in Arms: The Intersection of the Labor & Civil Rights Movements in the 1960sDorian Warren, associate professor, department of political science, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Wednesday, May 28

  • 12:00pm: A Firsthand Account of the Stonewall RiotsTree, bartender and resident historian, The Stonewall Inn
  • 1:00pm: The Whole World Watches: Media & Political Conventions in the 1960sWalter J. Podrazik, television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago and co-author, Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television

Thursday, May 29

  • 10:00am: Intrepid in VietnamJessica Williams, curator of history, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • 12:00pm: Television in the 1960s: A Medium at War with ItselfDavid Bushman and Ron Simon, television curators, The Paley Center for Media

Friday, May 30

  • 11:00am: The Impact of Birth Control: Sex & Family in the 1960sLinda Gordon, Florence Kelley professor of history, New York University
  • 1:00pm: Launching into History: Project Mercury Matt Harris, tour guide, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

More information about the exhibit may be found via visiting www.cnn.com/sixtiesexhibit. Viewers may find more information on the television series at www.cnn.com/thesixties and by following @TheSixtiesCNN via Twitter.  

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