New Documentary To Explore Week John Lennon, Yoko Ono Co-Hosted ‘The Mike Douglas Show’
A new documentary is set to focus on the week Beatles legend John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show” in early 1972.
According to Variety, the documentary, titled “Daytime Revolution,” was authorized by Ono and Lennon’s son, Sean.
The doc will feature archival footage from each of the five 70-minute shows as well as interviews with six surviving guests, including Ralph Nader, to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the week.
Directed by Erik Nelson, the 108-minute documentary recently wrapped production and is looking for a distributor.
Speaking about “Daytime Revolution,” Nelson said: “It’s become a cliche that Woodstock was the defining moment of the counterculture, [but] when I watched these broadcasts in their entirety, I realized that, in reality, this week in 1972, when Lennon and Ono essentially hijacked the airwaves and presented the best minds and dreams of their generation to the widest possible mass audience… was as far as the counterculture would ever get.”
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