Interviews and archival footage focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.
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John Heilemann ...
 Himself - Editor, New York Magazine / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Robert Dallek ...
 Himself - Author / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Tim Naftali ...
 Himself - Historian / ... 5 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - CBS News / ... 5 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Journalist, 60 Minutes / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Author, 'Cronkite' / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Mark Kurlansky ...
 Himself - Historian / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Author / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Actor / ... 3 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Author / ... 3 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Journalist 3 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Playwright, 'All the Way' / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sander Vanocur ...
 Himself - Journalist / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Robert A. Caro ...
 Himself - Author 2 episodes, 2014
Dan T. Carter ...
 Himself - Author / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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 Himself - Journalist 2 episodes, 2014
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 Himself (as Rep. Barney Frank) / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Todd Gitlin ...
Tom Hayden ...
 Himself - Co-Founder SDS / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Max Holland ...
 Himself - Author / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Marvin Kalb ...
 Himself - Author / ... 3 episodes, 2014
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Top-shelf documentary series! :)
7 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

I've watched as much as I could of this series whenever it's been on (when it first came out in 2013; again in 2014; and, once again, last night - June 6, 2015)...and, there's never a dull moment.

I know that the 1960s were as great in many ways as they were bad in many others, but, this is a fantastic series if you like nostalgia; especially if that nostalgia is from your childhood and you remember some of it. I was a small child at the tail-end of the 1960s and I remember bits and pieces of what's on this show. I do remember my Dad almost always being 'gone' until I was about five or 6 because he was away in the Navy during the Vietnam War. I also remember the 1960s as being a great time for children as it was still a time where most parents actually took good care of, and, protected, their children...as opposed to what I hear on the news today. I don't remember any of the horrors mentioned on this show as I was shielded from them by a great Dad and Mom.

This ten-part series literally covers every notable 'American' national event, (and, many world events), from 1960 to 1969...such as when the TV first came out (in Black & White); the introduction of the late-night talk show; The Vietnam War; both Kennedy Assassinations; The British Invasion; Woodstock: and, much, much more. I don't believe that anything is left out!?!?

You have to hand it to Tom Hanks who's produced some great TV series and movies over his award-winning career such as "Band Of Brothers;" "My Big Fat Greek Wedding;" "The Sixties;" and, now he's coming out with two other related TV series..."The Fifties" and "The Seventies."

If you're as nostalgic as I am and you love historical documentaries...this is tailor-made for you! :)


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