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PBS Premiere: Sept. 7, 2004Check local listings »
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2005

Synopsis

POV brings back the cult favorite Wattstax, the 1973 documentary directed by Mel Stuart. In August 1972, seven years after the Watts riots, the legendary Stax recording label staged a benefit concert in Los Angeles for 90,000 people. As time went by, it became known as the Black Woodstock.

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