CNN has been heavily publicizing their upcoming special focusing on the historical, political and cultural events that occurred during The Sixties.
Personally, The Sixties were huge for me – I graduated from Secondary School and University, was married, witnessed the moon landing, rocked on to a new group called The Beatles and suffered the tragedy and sadness due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
But I have just touched the surface here. It was an incredible decade, resplendent with historical and cultural significance.
CNN realizes the depth of newsworthy stories occurring during this decade and have decided to air 10 episodes in this series.
According to CNN:
“The space race, the cold war, “free love,” civil rights and more: The decade of the 1960s shaped our history — and changed the world.
In collaboration with Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, CNN explores perhaps the most transformative decade of the modern era in a 10-part documentary series and brings new insights into how those events shaped today.
The full 10-part series begins May 29 on CNN.
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What a great way to reflect on my youth and, for those of you who are far removed from this era, I know you will be fascinated by this series and become closely acquainted with events that ultimately changed the world as we know it.
Will you be watching?
If you grew up in The Sixties, which events have continued to be the most memorable for you?
And, for those who are younger, which event or events are you most interested in gaining further knowledge?
It all begins at 9:00 PM on CNN on Thursday, May 29th.