50 Rarely Seen Images From Woodstock 1969

The Media Initially Ignored Woodstock

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Initially, the media didn’t pay much attention to Woodstock because not everyone anticipated its significance. In fact, The New York Times actually rejected a pitch to cover the festival, but the writer went anyway and later talked his editors into publishing it.

However, by the end of the festival, all three major networks, including CBS, ABC, and NBC, ran stories recapping Woodstock. ABC even used aerial shots of the grounds to segue into a piece about overpopulation.