The Sixties (2013–2014)
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When Television Came of Age 

Television experiences major milestones in the 1960s. The landscape of television changes.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Actor
Neil Genzlinger ...
David Bianculli ...
Himself - TV Critic, NPR
John Heilemann ...
Himself - Editor, New York Magazine
Sander Vanocur ...
Himself - Journalist
Himself - Journalist
Himself - Executive Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond (as Phil Rosenthal)
Himself - Director, Game Change / Himself - Director, Austin Powers
Alan Sepinwall ...
Himself - TV Critic,
Emily Nussbaum ...
Herself - TV Critic, The New Yorker
Himself - Actor, Leave It To Beaver
Himself - Executive Producer, Breaking Bad
Himself - Producer, The Dick Van Dyke Show / Alan Brady
Himself - Comedian
Himself - Comedian


Television experiences major milestones in the 1960s. The landscape of television changes.

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29 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Setting the Stage
23 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is the first of a series that is quite unforgettable. The sixties was an era of constant change and television began to transition into a true force. While many of the shows were just mindless candy, there was some intelligence being shown. With the contrasting efforts of the Smothers Brothers, full of social commentary, versus Laugh In, hit and miss (mostly miss) packaged to cater to the American's decreasing attention span. Still, there was some experimentation, and, eventually the foundation for the wonderful Saturday night line-up that will probably never be matched. The breakdown of sexual stereotypes, the advent of Norman Lear and a finish to a decade immersed in the pain of war and distrust.

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