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Tag Archives: The Sixties

CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Ten: Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll


I may have experienced my teen years during The Sixties but this particular “free to be” revolution didn’t even come close to being on my radar. However, many young people embraced this hippie, “why not” revolution in am effort to “find themselves” and/or express themselves without barriers. Good times! Really good times! Really, really, really […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Nine: The Times They Are A-Changin’


The Sixties was quite the revolutionary decade. Looking back, it seems almost unbelievable that the social issues raised during this decade were significant enough to warrant change, but, we have evolved and become a better culture as a result of the social movements of strong leaders during this decade. Acceptance of Homosexuality , equal rights […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Eight: 1968


The 8th installment of The Sixties show airs on CNN at 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 31st. This week, the focus is on the year 1968. It was not a very good year. There was so much unrest and turmoil in the United States which culminated in the assassinations of the Reverend Martin Luther King […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Six: The British Invasion And More


Suffice it to say, some of the very best and thoroughly iconic music emerged during The Sixties. Not only were we introduced to the sounds of Motown and the likes of the great Michael Jackson, but also the singular sound from British artists exploded in North America. It was an exciting, almost mind-blowing time in […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Five: A Long March To Freedom


This week, CNN’s 10-part documentary, “The Sixties”, focuses on The Long March To Freedom. And it was a long walk. A really long walk. And, unfortunately, we are still walking that walk. Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist sums up the significant events focusing on segregation during this decade: “CNN on Thursday […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Four: The War In Vietnam


This week, CNN’s 10-part documentary, “The Sixties”, focuses on The War in Vietnam. It was The Sixites prelude to the War In Iraq. It went on forever and ever amen! And, after a while, everyone forgot why they were fighting in the first place. Totally endless and mindless and overflowing with heartbreak and senseless deaths. […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Three: The Assassination Of President Kennedy


This week, CNN’s third episode of The Sixties focuses on one major event that pretty much consumed everyone during this decade – the Assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As a young adult during this era, I, along with anyone else who was alive when this sad event occurred, will always remember where I was […]

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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 […]

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