WETA-TV produced the one-hour special, "Washington in the '60s," premiering Monday night and narrated by Washington native Connie Chung. It will be repeated through November.
It tells the story of the city's transformation from a sleepy southern town to a busy world capital. It highlights the election of President John F. Kennedy, the appointment of Walter Washington as D.C.'s first mayor, the fight for home rule and protests over Vietnam.
A look at "Washington in the '70s" will follow in 2010.