The Nineties

June 2020

Season 1 Episode 8 - Race Relations

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Race relations are a perpetual and prominent part of the American political and cultural conversation, and never more so than in the 1990s. Beginning with the unavoidable racial overtone of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the ’90s saw a succession of individuals and events - Al Sharpton and the Crown Height riots,...

Season 1 Episode 7 - Terrorism

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Beginning with the stand-offs at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, politically-inspired violence plaged America throughout the 1990s. CIA headquarters in Virginia and the World Trade Centre in New York were sites of terrorist attacks. The anti-abortion group the Army of God conducted a murderous campaign that included pla...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Technology

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Where would we be without Google, Amazon, PayPal, eBay and How about email? So many things woven through the fabric of contemporary life began in the 1990s and none would have a bigger impact than the Internet and the World Wide Web. Bill Gates and Microsoft dominated the decade and Steve Jobs returned to Apple....

Season 1 Episode 5 - New World Order

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The world changed in fundamental ways in the first few years of the 1990s. The Warsaw Pact was dissolved and East and West Germany were united. Nelson Mandela was freed from prison and Mikhail Gorbachev was forced out of office as apartheid ended in South Africa and the Soviet Union collapsed. After Saddam Hussein invaded ...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Clinton Era

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Bill Clinton’s presidency got off to a rocky start. The most consequential of his initial missteps was his inability to reform America’s health care system. As a result, the Republicans, led by Congressman Newt Gingrich gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time in decades. In addition to political proble...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Music

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The 1990s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Television Part 2

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Johnny Carson signed off and Jay and Dave duked it out to see who would sign on. The news became increasingly sensationalised (the OJ Simpson trial) and even tawdry (the Monica Lewinsky scandal). At the end of the decade HBO hinted at where television was headed with Sex and the City and The Sopranos.

Season 1 Episode 1 - Television Part 1

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Executive produced by producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO and producer Mark Herzog, this series examines milestones from the 1990s, including the rise of the Internet and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. In television the 1990s was a decade of the fantastic and the familiar. The gang at...