An in-depth look into Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous efforts to lead the civil rights movement is explored through interviews and film clips. Freedom Riders, the March on Washington, and ...
A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.
Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.
Robert B. Weide,
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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