FILE - In this July 30, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns participates in the "The Vietnam War" panel during the PBS portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's in Beverly Hills, Calif. PBS says a 50th anniversary look at Woodstock and a Ken Burns series on the human genome will be among its upcoming documentaries. “The Gene: An Intimate History” will be a three-hour documentary series airing in 2020. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

PBS to air documentaries on Woodstock and the human genome

July 30, 2018 - 9:50 am

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — PBS says a 50th anniversary look at Woodstock and a Ken Burns series on the human genome will be among its upcoming documentaries.

The two-hour film on Woodstock airing in 2019 will examine the events that led up to the three-day festival that would become one of the defining moments of the tumultuous 1960s.

Also airing next year will be a documentary series from Henry Louis Gates Jr. that examines the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction.

The Woodstock documentary will be part of PBS' "American Experience" series and is being directed by Barak Goodman, who is teaming up with Burns on the genome series.

"The Gene: An Intimate History" will be a three-hour documentary series airing in 2020.

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