WFYI Live | The Movement and the Madman Screening

WFYI Live | The Movement and the Madman Screening

Join WFYI to see American Experience's The Movement and the Madman at WFYI on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. before it premieres on March 28. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We will have a short discussion of the film after. Watch a trailer here. 

This event is free but registration is required. 

About the program

The Movement and the Madman shows how two antiwar protests in the fall of 1969 — the largest the country had ever seen — pressured President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including a threat to use nuclear weapons. At the time, protestors had no idea how influential they could be and how many lives they might have saved.

Told through remarkable archival footage and firsthand accounts from movement leaders, Nixon administration officials, historians, and others, the film explores how the leaders of the antiwar movement mobilized disparate groups from coast to coast to create two massive protests that changed history.