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The Sixties on CNN

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cwerdna, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    LOL. I represent that remark. I remember spending Saturday mornings watching Tom Terrific, Ruff and Reddy, and Mighty Mouse cartoons in black and white.
     
  2. That Don Guy

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    I saw 1968, and...better put this in a spoiler just in case:
    I am assuming that they left out Apollo 8 and pretty much just glossed over MLK's assassination (I think the only reference to it was RFK announcing it to a group of people) because these are covered in other episodes, but there was one event in 1968 I don't remember seeing earlier that should have been there: the Mexico City Olympics - specifically, the "black power salute" with black gloves from Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the medal podium during a medal ceremony.
    Something else that surprised me: they mentioned that the 1968 New Hampshire Primary - "first in the nation" - took place in mid-March. It turns out that there were only about 12 Democratic state primaries that year; the other 38 used caucuses, and from what I have read, most of them were limited only to party officials of one sort or another.
     
  3. sharkster

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    I'm loving this show. I wish it could go on and on.
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    The Sixties have to end some time...

    :D
     
  5. TonyD79

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    Yeah. The 1972 campaign was a turning point toward primaries and open caucuses. The brokering that led to Humohrey was a big factor in the change. That was a big push from the McGovern wing of the Democratic Party. Eventually both parties went with a more open process.
     
  6. TonyD79

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    Not for everyone.
     
  7. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Me too! :) Nobody I knew had a color TV until about 1966. And then, it was one family of someone I went to school with. The first show I saw in color was Bonanza. It was fuzzy, the colors were smeared but it was color!


    :)
     
  8. sharkster

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    No! :D But seriously, I'm not a 'oh for the good old days' person, but there is just so much more they could cover. It was a huge time.

    I was on the young end for the 60s, having graduated from high school in '72, but I started my partying by 69, in my sophomore year. I did my share of partying but I was always a very responsible person even though I was still getting high into my 40s. Now I could use the weed and the downers for pain. ha! The irony...had plenty of it then and it's drytown now. *sigh*
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    Having finally seen the episode, it was pretty clearly about the 1968 Presidential election, not 1968 in general...
     
  10. Steveknj

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    I thought this was the weakest of the episodes, because they had to take in all the events that happened in a certain year, so lots was glossed over. Perhaps this should have been a 2 hour episode as well.
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    My dad went to school for TV repair (think of it the same way a lot of us in this generation took IT in school), and even though he really didn't do that for his career he had friends from his time at the school. His friend hooked him up with a refurb color TV in the early 60s, I'd say around '64 or '65 and I remember him fiddling with quite often to try and get it right. My sis and I had 12" B&W TVs in our bedroom, so we watched a lot of B&W in those days.
     
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    The Guide data for the episode mentioned the Czech uprising, but I don't remember it even mentioned. That was a big event that year.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Right, everything they covered was something that had a direct impact on the '68 election.

    They probably should have called it "Election: 1968" or something. But clearly that's what they were going for.
     
  14. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Even though I was born and raised in Chicago, in June of '68 my parents decided to move to L.A. so I missed the convention. I would have loved to have been there.

    But I'm shocked that Daley didn't get more coverage. How can you not love this quote?

    And this is my favorite.

     
  15. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    You had TVs in the bedrooms!?! :) We only 1 TV at a time while I was growing up. I knew one family in the area who had cable. It was called VuMore and had 12 channels. Most from New Orleans and Mobile, AL, because we only had one local station back then.

    I never owned a color set until I bought a 19" "portable" tube set (weighed like 200 pounds), when my daughter was born in 1971.
     
  16. Steveknj

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    To be more accurate, I guess we were both about 12-13 when we got our bedroom TVs (early 70s). My dad bought me a 12" Panny from his buddy who owned a repair shop (which lasted me well into my marriage as our bedroom TV, so it probably made it about 20 years and still worked when we got rid of it). My sis got a Goldstar TV from KMart or one of the cheapo department stores in Brooklyn in those days. There were lots of "offbrand" 12" TVs to be had for about $70 in those days. I am pretty sure Goldstar has since morphed into LG, which is no longer a cheapo TV brand.
     
  17. RGM1138

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    That's a pretty good useful product life.

    This brings to mind something I once read in an Archies comic book as a kid. As I recall, Archie had proposed a camping trip, and Veronica noted that she considering "roughing it" as no color TV in the bedrooms.

    :D
     
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Hahahaha. In a similar vein, when some asks me if I would want to go camping, I always say, my idea of camping is staying at Motel 6 :) First World Problems :)
     
  19. RGM1138

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    :) :up:
     
  20. mattack

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    Wow, that's early!

    I remember my siblings & I bought a TV from a garage sale and carted it around between bedrooms.. IIRC, the knob broke and we did the pliers thing. This was in probably the late 70s at least.. and it was black & white.
     

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