This week on From the Vault we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the June 10th, 1979 Survival Sunday “no nukes” rally at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, an event that was broadcast live on KPFK. In 1978, groups such as The Alliance for Survival, and concerned professionals, artists and musicians came together to organize the largest anti-nuclear event to date. Called Survival Sunday, the day was hugely successful at raising public awareness about the hazards of nuclear energy and weaponry. A year later in 1979, less than three months after the Three Mile Island meltdown, Survival Sunday was brought back for a repeat performance, this time boasting a full lineup of A-list talent and a new location at the Hollywood Bowl. On the 35th Anniversary of Survival Sunday II (as the second Hollywood Bowl rally became known), we feature highlights of speeches and performances that day from the likes of Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, John Sebastian, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Peter Yarrow, Peter Paul & Mary, Ralph Nader, and Dr. Helen Caldicott.

 

Survival Sunday II – 35th Anniversary

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This week on From the Vault we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the June 10th, 1979 Survival Sunday “no nukes” rally at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, an event that was broadcast live on KPFK. In 1978, groups such as The Alliance for Survival, and concerned professionals, artists and musicians came together to organize the largest anti-nuclear event to date. Called Survival Sunday, the day was hugely successful at raising public awareness about the hazards of nuclear energy and weaponry. A year later in 1979, less than three months after the Three Mile Island meltdown, Survival Sunday was brought back for a repeat performance, this time boasting a full lineup of A-list talent and a new location at the Hollywood Bowl. On the 35th Anniversary of Survival Sunday II (as the second Hollywood Bowl rally became known), we feature highlights of speeches and performances that day from the likes of Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, John Sebastian, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Peter Yarrow, Peter Paul & Mary, Ralph Nader, and Dr. Helen Caldicott.

 

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