On this day in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City, touching off riots that some historians and journalists argue began the modern gay rights movement. The above video is Charlie Rose’s show from June 24, 1994, an episode marking the 25th anniversary of the riots. Featured on the show are historian Martin Duberman, who literally wrote the book on Stonewall, along with Jim Fouratt, Barbara Smith, Tony Kushner, Andrew Sullivan, Bruce Bawer, Donna Minkowitz, and Ian McKellen. I try never to insult Charlie Rose, and shows like the above are the reason why. Also, he loves his MacBook Air as much as I do mine. And he’s way better than Terry Gross, who I really should insult more often.

* Written with tongue in cheek. Please don’t hate me.