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


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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Al Bell and Mel Stuart
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