>>> rob vaughn: The Berks History Center in Reading has a retro feel.. >> wendy davis: It'll take you back to the 60s.. WFMZ's Karin Mallett is back on the road in tonight's One Tank Trip. >>reporter: Sometimes the only way to move forward is to look back..>>NATS: "we shall overcome. we shall overcome." >>joshua blay, curator: You gotta imagine the country just being in the wake of the assassination of Kennedy and then the Beatles coming just three months later- it just really starts an incredible decade- >>reporter: And before both- came this.. >>nats: "i have a dream that one day, this nation will rise up...">>REPORTER: The beginning of a 6 month span that would change the way we live... and all of it- caught on camera. From i Have a Dream to i Want to Hold Your Hand at the Berks History Center takes us back to the 60s.. a nod to the 50th anniversary of three key events and how they were covered by the media. August 1963- the march on Washington. November 1963.. the assassination of President John f. Kennedy and in February 1964- the Beatles stateside... >>nats: Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles.. screams.. "Close your eyes.. ">>standup: In between these life altering e vents- daily life happened- much of it taking place in an armchair this color- in a living room just like this. >>Blay: Without a doubt, my office is right next door so i often hear people gasping oh that Sputnik chandelier is so cool or like you- can i buy that? >>reporter: Like most of the memorabilia -it's on loan. Here to help jog your memory in the hopes you'll write some of it down. Like Jim who writes - he was five years old when he heard jfk was shot. Shirley was in civics class at Muhlenberg High School. Almost everyone glued to the tv as soon as they got home. >>nats: >>reporter: The coverage a case study in the early days of live tv.. >>Blay: They are flying by the seat of their pants.. Cause they're not quite sure how to get somebody live on the air. >>nats: i think we have a gadget here.. >>reporter: Connecting us all in real time to what took place a half century ago.. Taking it all in from a retro living room.. on OnTank Trip to the Berks History Center in Reading, Karin Mallett 69 New s.
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