Atkins Looks Back 25 Years On Live Aid

By whitlocd | July 13, 2010

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor who teaches journalism at Arcadia, wrote an opinion piece for the July 13 Philadelphia Daily News, “Live Aid: Great Sound, Even Better Conscience,” on the  25th anniversary of Live Aid the concert that the changed the world. 

Atkins writes that for 16 hours, the world was a global village, as 1.5 billion TV viewers in 160 countries saw superstars U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Who, Erick Clapton, and Madonna dazzle the crowds at Wembley and JFK stadiums. The concert raised millions for famine relief in Ethiopia and inspired many other efforts by musicians to raise social consciousness without government involvement or raising taxes. Read more.