My novel takes place primarily during the 1960s. I start some scenes with a description of historic events, told in "an unknown universal author" Point Of View. Then, I shift the point of view to the MC - "Rob." I like the way the this technique seems to 'anchor' the scene in a certain time. I also like how it moves from a broad perspective down to the MC's perspective. However, I've been told that you can't shift the Point Of View in this way. Is it okay to do this? Can anyone think of other authors who have tried this technique. FOR EXAMPLE: 1966 Throughout the world, life progressed. The American Football League and the National Football League agreed to merge into one football organization. A couple of astronauts circled the earth in another Gemini capsule. Another Civil Rights leader, James Meredith, was wounded by a sniper in Jackson, Mississippi. Some crazy guy murdered eight nurses in Chicago. Another one killed thirteen students from a tower on the University of Texas campus. Rob's friend, Larry, went away for the summer to stay with an Uncle in Chicago, returning just before school started in August. When he came back, Rob noticed immediately that Larry had changed. He grew his hair longer, for one thing. Rob had never seen a black person with long hair, and Larry's made his head look like he was wearing a helmet of some sort. He said everyone in Chicago wore their hair that way, and called it an "afro." What do you think? Thank you for your help.