Tonight at 10: Remember the ’60s? News 3 looks back at Madison during the ‘Cultural Woodstock’

Tonight at 10: Remember the ’60s? News 3 looks back at Madison during the ‘Cultural Woodstock’

Next week Madison will be looking back for the 50th anniversary of the “Cultural Woodstock” during the Madison Reunion.

Madison in 1968 was a very different place than it is today. Much of what shaped Madison back then took place on Bascom Hill and on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

News 3 caught up with Madison’s unofficial historian Stu Levitan, whose new book “Madison in the ’60s” will be published in the fall.

Levitan said the protests may have started on campus, but they spread and affected the entire city.

“Stuff that starts as a campus event spills over to the city and affects city politics and city law enforcement,” Levitan said. ” Social, political, economic, music, cultural, entertainment, intellectual, everything you’ve heard about the ’60s is mostly true, but it’s not really a happy story.

Tonight on News 3 at 10, Mark Koehn sits down with Levitan and looks back at the events that took place on Bascom Hill, changing a city and a generation.

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