Watching “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a documentary about the making of the Simon and Garfunkel classic. They did a TV special when the album came out, and they chose funeral footage of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. as the background for the title song.

“The sponsors told us it wasn’t balanced,” Paul Simon said. “We said, what do you mean? They said, ‘They’re all Democrats.’ We said, ‘We think of them as all assassinated people.'”