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It does indeed rock... especially when told this well
6 August 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Many shows strive to both entertain and inform. Few succeed as well as this does. Full of great music and, more importantly, facts(always told in a straightforward manner, with no sides taken, no ideologies or beliefs neither praised nor put down), this is quite simply one of the very best ways to learn about major events of the 70's. Meat Loaf hosts, and does so well, never coming off forced or stealing the show. The aforementioned music not only entertains and helps maintain the attention of the viewers, it also does well to underline the events portrayed(occasionally even matching words in the lyrics up to the facts in the unobtrusive pop-up boxes that help to feed you the information throughout, jam-packing the entire special with it, without it ever being overwhelming or boring). The pacing is just about perfect... the feature lasts an hour and a half(or two with commercials), and the time flies by. This should be seriously considered as a piece of supplemental material in schools, when teaching students about the 70's(if it is perhaps mainly about the US). It should be noted that some of the material is not appropriate(though it is handled maturely) for pre-teen audiences. I recommend this warmly to anyone who wants to learn and/or teach more about the 1970's, and anyone who can appreciate the rock music made during those years. I hope more of these are made, detailing other decades, as well. Keep 'em coming, History Channel. 9/10

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