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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Helen Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Jack Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Meg Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Henry Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Roxanne Bojarski 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Sam Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Patty Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Will Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  JJ Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Beth Mason 57 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Dick Clark / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Nathan Walker / ... 39 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Pete Pryor 36 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Luke Foley 36 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Angela Walker 32 episodes, 2002-2005
Peter Spellos ...  Gus 26 episodes, 2002-2005
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father Written by Anonymous

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One family's journey through the times that changed our nation. See more »

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The series takes place from November 1963 to August 1966. See more »

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Telephones did not use modular plugs during the time frame of the series. See more »

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[about President Kennedy's assassination]
Will: [seriously] Beth, do you know why they shot him?
Beth Mason: [sadly] No...
Will: [sighing] Politics.
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Everybody's Cruisin'
Written by Steve Byers
Performed by Steve Byers
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On of the best Drama's on T.V.
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I thoroughly enjoy this show. Britney Snow is phenomenal as 16 year old Meg Pryor. I love how everything she is going through in the 60's I myself have or am going through right now. Vanessa Lengies as sassy Roxanne is Amazing. Will Estes...Gorgeous, as the Older brother J.J. Tom Verica is the best father figure on television. Patty and Will are great too. And I love how Helen (Gail O.Grady) is finally doing things without consulting her husband first. Showing that women can make up there own minds in the 60's. The story lines are great. But the best thing about it is how they bring the music from the 60's to life by having artists of today portray the artists of yesterday. Every week you can tune in and see someone new, artists such as: Usher, Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, Leanne Rymes, Brad Paisly, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Monica, Macy Grey, Alisha Keyes, Nick Carter, Kelly Rolland, and many many more. Its great. I hope this show stays on the air for a long long time. Great for family's to watch together!


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