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Air Date: May 29th, 2014

Network: CNN

Series Summary
This 10-episode documentary represents the most-consequential decade in U.S. history; a period of monumental social and political change, altering virtually every aspect of American life for future generations.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Documentary, History


  • Season 1 - Episode 10 : Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll Aug 14, 2014

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    Examine how beatniks, Haight-Ashbury, Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, hippies, Woodstock and Hell's Angels became counter-cultural foundations that still resonate today as the Baby Boomer generation have come to define America.

  • Season 1 - Episode 9 : The Times, They are A Changin' Aug 7, 2014

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    Deep yearnings for freedom by a generation unwilling to wait give birth to feminism, civil rights, environmentalism, conservatism, and the gay rights movements.

  • Season 1 - Episode 8 : 1968 Jul 31, 2014

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    Soviet incursion into Czechoslovakia, a televised and definitive end to the Johnson Administration, violence at the DNC, and the election of President Nixon helped to punctuate one of the most dramatic years in American history.

  • Season 1 - Episode 7 : The Space Race Jul 24, 2014

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    Astronauts and celebrities describe the greatest adventure story of all time; "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" pushed the boundaries of exploration to a new frontier and continues to inspire generations to come.

  • Season 1 - Episode 6 : The British Invasion Jul 10, 2014

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    Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr, the lads from Liverpool known as The Beatles led a musical cultural exchange that impacted everything from fashion to sexuality to politics and became the soundtrack for the generation of change.

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  • This is a comfort-food smorgasbord for the Woodstock generation, a harking back to that vision of ourselves as a nation with shared ideals and values. Show More

  • At its best The Sixties is admirable, but to riff on an old promotional slogan, it isn’t all that it could be: Yes, it’s an exercise that might capture the magic of landing on the moon, but doesn’t take the extra step that would send viewers over it. Show More

  • The historical documentaries are more successful than the cultural ones, for having a better story to tell, but all are made in a similar style, without written narration, driven by news clips and interviews (with scholars, participants and celebrity rememberers, Hanks naturally included). Show More

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