The Sixties

January 2017
40:31

Sex, Drugs And Rock 'n' Roll

Expired 4.0 9 x
Sex, Drugs And Rock 'n' Roll - American culture changed fundamentally from the beginning to the end of the 1960s as the tastes, morals, and politics of the Baby Boomer generation came to define America. Jann Wenner, Grace Slick, David Wild, Leonard Steinhorn, Tom Wolfe, Douglas Brinkley, Tom Hanks, and more describe how beatniks, Haight-Ashbury, Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, hippies, and Hell’s Angels became counter-cultural touchstones that still resonate today. (Final) (From the US) (Documenta...
40:34

1968

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1968 - Tom Hayden, Gloria Steinem, Lance Morrow, Evan Thomas, Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Tim Naftali, and Mark Kurlansky discuss how one of the most dramatic years in American history was punctuated by a Soviet incursion into Czechoslovakia, devastating assassinations, turning points in the wars in Southeast Asia, a decisive and televised end to the Johnson Administration, violence at the Democratic National Convention, and the election of President Nixon. (From the US) (Documentary) PG(A) CC
40:30

S1 Ep10 - The Times They Are A-Changin'

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ - Gloria Steinem, Robert Kennedy, Jr., former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, Cecile Richards, Marlo Thomas, Douglas Brinkley, and Gail Collins discuss how feminism, civil rights, environmentalism, conservatism, and the gay rights movements were fuelled by deep yearnings for freedom by a generation unwilling to wait. (From the US) (Documentary) PG CC
December 2016
43:30

The Space Race

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The Space Race - Astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, astronauts Mike Massimino and Dave Scott, and Walter Issacson, Douglas Brinkley, Tom Wolfe, Andy Chaikin, and Tom Hanks describe the greatest adventure story of all time. The “giant leap” pushed the boundaries of exploration to an unprecedented frontier, inspiring inventions and imaginations around the world for generations. (From the US) (Documentary) PG CC
43:31

Television Comes Of Age

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Television Comes of Age - Americans gathered around "the tube," to be informed and entertained by the news, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, I Dream of Jeannie, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, and more. Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Dick and Tom Smothers, Carol Burnett, Dick Cavett, Diahann Carroll, Carl Reiner, Vince Gilligan, Petula Clark and others describe how the ground-breaking, rule-breaking, norm-bending dramas, historical events, and sitcoms reflected and influenced who we were. (From the US) (...
40:37

The War In Vietnam

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The War in Vietnam - From just several hundred advisors at the start of the decade, to more than 550,000 American troops by the end of it, the escalation of the war in Vietnam – and the fighting and the dying – brought social and political polarization back home. It was also televised – and, the more Americans saw of the war, the more unpopular the conflict became. Tim O’Brien, Frederik Logeval, Karl Marlantes, Neil Sheehan, Andrew Bacevich, George Herring, Tom Hayden, and Philip Caputo discuss...
November 2016
40:19

The British Invasion

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The British Invasion - “The lads from Liverpool” led a musical cultural exchange that impacted everything from fashion to sexual mores to politics. Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson, Dave Clark, Michelle Phillips, and Mickey Dolenz recall what it was like to make the music that mirrored the souls of the young and the restless. Jann Wenner, Nelson George, David Wild, Tom Hanks, and Mikal Gilmore describe how The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, The Animals, The Who, and others reinter...
40:50

S1 Ep2 - The Assassination Of President Kennedy Part 2

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The Assassination of President Kennedy (Part 2) - From the assassination of JFK, the Cold War and Civil Rights, to the moon landing and Beatlemania, The Sixties presents a unique view of this decade as it retraces the familiar and unearths the unknown. In this episode, prominent figures of the time trace the timeline of events leading up to that November day in Dallas, and try to explain why the investigations, media coverage, and personalities associated with the tragedy remain so compelling a...
42:15

S1 Ep1 - The Assassination Of President Kennedy Part 1

Expired 3.0 5 x
The Assassination of President Kennedy (Part 1) - From the assassination of JFK, the Cold War and Civil Rights, to the moon landing and Beatlemania, The Sixties presents a unique view of this decade as it retraces the familiar and unearths the unknown. In this episode, prominent figures of the time trace the timeline of events leading up to that November day in Dallas, and try to explain why the investigations, media coverage, and personalities associated with the tragedy remain so compelling a...
August 2016
1:20:36

A Long March To Freedom

Expired 4.0 28 x
A Long March to Freedom – Selma, Birmingham, and the March on Washington are reexamined by eyewitnesses to history. Diane Nash, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Bob Moses, Diane McWhorter, Taylor Branch, David Garrow, and Isabel Wilkerson give critical context to the lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, integration, and the Children’s Crusade for the moral mission of the Civil Rights Movement. (From the US) (Documentary) (class tba) CC
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