CNN To Air A Ten-Week Special Television Event Focused On The Sixties


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.
Follow @TheSixtiesCNN on Twitter”

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.

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4 Responses to “CNN To Air A Ten-Week Special Television Event Focused On The Sixties”

  1. I only caught a few minutes of this show tonight and am sorry that I didn’t record it. The 60’s was also quite an important decade for me as well. I graduated and was married before the end of 1969. But I wasn’t aware that this show was going to be on because we drove to Maryland today to attend our grandson’s high school graduation. It was so hard to believe that 18 years have passed since he was born.

    I loved seeing the part about The Smothers Brothers, and I also saw the clip of Tim Conway playing the dentist. I remember watching that in the 60’s and thought it was one of the funniest things I’d ever seen.

    The 60’s were so good, but also so sad. 1968 was particularly a tumultuous year.


  2. Louise. I know. So many events occurred during this decade. Highs and Lows! We all have our individual stories, don’t we? I am sure they will rerun it. I did record it. I knew it would be special. 🙂


  3. Kariann Hart (@KariannHart) June 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The Sixties were the decade of revolution and change! The music, fashion, the political events, the rock concerts, assassinations (*sob*), etc. The only decade that came close was the 1920’s. I always thought it would have been cool to be at Woodstock. Not the drugs, but for the music and peace. I was a flower child, although not into drugs. Actually, I can’t think of much music today that is as revolutionary – it’s a bit bland now. I am happy I lived to see it all.

    My brother died last week, and things have been difficult for me. Seeing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony helped cheer me up a bit. It was one of the best ceremonies ever. I wasn’t into Nirvana, but the rest was good. I especially enjoyed the tribute to Linda Ronstandt and Cat Stevens. Fantastic singers. So sad about Linda’s Parkinson’s Disease. Music and dance are so much a part of my (old) life!

    I will never forget President Kennedy’s assassination. :o(


  4. KariAnn. – I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. This must be a very difficult time for you. It is so heartbreaking to lose loving family members – my thoughts and prayers are sent to you. Hugs!! XO


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