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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.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.