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Old 07-27-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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The Sixties on CNN

Anyone watching? I had no idea the series was even on until I stumbled across it last night.

More info and ep list on the right side of http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/the-sixties. I'm not interested in all the subjects but am almost done w/The Space Race ep.

There are some older eps that I'm interested in and hope they'll be rerun.

I wasn't born yet during those times but have always been somewhat interested in that time period.
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Anyone watching? I had no idea the series was even on until I stumbled across it last night.

More info and ep list on the right side of http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/the-sixties. I'm not interested in all the subjects but am almost done w/The Space Race ep.

There are some older eps that I'm interested in and hope they'll be rerun.

I wasn't born yet during those times but have always been somewhat interested in that time period.
I'm hoping this will eventually wind up on DVD, since I'm away from home and unable to record the broadcasts.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:51 AM   #3
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I'm hoping this will eventually wind up on DVD, since I'm away from home and unable to record the broadcasts.
They've been doing some reruns. Can you set your TiVos to record remotely?

Yeah, perhaps it will make it on DVD. It might even make it on Netflix streaming. The first two seasons of CNN's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown are on Netflix streaming.
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They've been doing some reruns. Can you set your TiVos to record remotely?

Yeah, perhaps it will make it on DVD. It might even make it on Netflix streaming. The first two seasons of CNN's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown are on Netflix streaming.
I have a DirecTV Genie. But, the HD was almost full before I left home on July 4th.
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These are very well-done. It's fascinating for me, because although I was born in 1960, obviously I was very young even at the end plus I lived in suburban Minnesota, where "The 60s" were more theoretical than anything (almost a fashion statement).

It's interesting to see just how very much things changed in so many ways between 1960 and 1970...really two different worlds.
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These are very well-done. It's fascinating for me, because although I was born in 1960, obviously I was very young even at the end plus I lived in suburban Minnesota, where "The 60s" were more theoretical than anything (almost a fashion statement).

It's interesting to see just how very much things changed in so many ways between 1960 and 1970...really two different worlds.
Agreed and I was born the same year. Even though I was a little kid there are images of the 1960s that stand out for me. I was old enough to remember Civil Rights and the riots in Watts and other places. I was completely fascinated in the Space Race and it was a HUGE deal in school in those days. Viet Nam was all over TV and I remember a lot of what happened later in the decade. I'm usre they will cover Woodstock and hippies at some point. My uncle was a hippie and during Woodstock, we spent the summer up in the Catskills and I remember the traffic. I think they did a great job for this series with the right mix of people who were there as well as experts on the time. I only missed part of the 1st one, which was on the topic of TV. I'm sure they will repeat it at some point. If you have a hankering for history, you will enjoy it.
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These are very well-done. It's fascinating for me, because although I was born in 1960, obviously I was very young even at the end plus I lived in suburban Minnesota, where "The 60s" were more theoretical than anything (almost a fashion statement).

It's interesting to see just how very much things changed in so many ways between 1960 and 1970...really two different worlds.
You should have been around for the change from the '50s to the '60s. Like going from black and white to living color.


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Old 07-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #8
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I watched a re-run of an old "Miami Vice" over the weekend. The 80's now look as dated at the 50's used to!
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I watched a re-run of an old "Miami Vice" over the weekend. The 80's now look as dated at the 50's used to!
Yeah, at the time it was so cutting edge...but now, it's clear how much it really owed to 70s cop shows, with a thin veneer on top.

Sometimes, pioneers don't age well!
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:58 AM   #10
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Great series! Pretty accurate, entertaining and fun to watch. I remember, first hand, all of those events and it's amazing to see how much they changed us and, how much things have changed since then.

Being into music, I especially liked the "British Invasion" episode. Very fun!
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I liked the first episode and have the rest saved on the Hopper. Haven't had time to watch them yet.
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I liked the first episode and have the rest saved on the Hopper. Haven't had time to watch them yet.
You might want to check the lengths of the JFK and Civil Rights episodes. Originally, they were listed as one hour, but both of them are two (the first hour of the Civil Rights episode ends pretty much right when Dr. King starts his "I have a dream" speech; the second hour of the JFK one deals pretty much entirely with the Warren Commission report).
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You might want to check the lengths of the JFK and Civil Rights episodes. Originally, they were listed as one hour, but both of them are two (the first hour of the Civil Rights episode ends pretty much right when Dr. King starts his "I have a dream" speech; the second hour of the JFK one deals pretty much entirely with the Warren Commission report).
Thanks. I also acquired these by "other means" so hopefully one set of them is the correct length.
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Yeah, at the time it was so cutting edge...but now, it's clear how much it really owed to 70s cop shows, with a thin veneer on top.

Sometimes, pioneers don't age well!
I was referring to the music and the hairstyles, but that's a good point too!
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Has there ever been another decade with such a radical cultural change from its first year to its tenth? Just think of 1960 popular music and 1969's popular music.
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Has there ever been another decade with such a radical cultural change from its first year to its tenth? Just think of 1960 popular music and 1969's popular music.
Maybe the '60s....1860s!
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I was born in 1950 and remember the 60's very well. The Kennedy-Nixon debates are about the earliest news items I can remember. I watched the news during the Cuban missile crisis, the Kennedy assassination, the war/draft protests (I was 18 in 1968 and believe me, the draft was on my mind), civil rights marches, psychedelic drugs, British Invasion. I can go on and on.
As for the space race, I stayed up all night watching TV coverage of the first lunar landing.
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I was born in 1950 and remember the 60's very well. The Kennedy-Nixon debates are about the earliest news items I can remember. I watched the news during the Cuban missile crisis, the Kennedy assassination, the war/draft protests (I was 18 in 1968 and believe me, the draft was on my mind), civil rights marches, psychedelic drugs, British Invasion. I can go on and on.
As for the space race, I stayed up all night watching TV coverage of the first lunar landing.
I'm the same age as you are, but I didn't have to worry until I graduated from college in 1971. Living in Massachusetts it was real easy to get a medical deferment in 1971. I got a deferment due to high pulse. In 1974 I volunteered to enlist in the United States Navy. Still had a high pulse problem, but I told the doctor I really wanted to enlist, so my medical deferment went away. Spent eight years in the nuclear Navy, best thing I ever did.
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I've watched a few episodes seems OK. The only thing I don't like is that it is on CNN, and during prime time. So i'll flip to the news to see what happened in the world and there is some black and white footage of JFK or something.
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You should have been around for the change from the '50s to the '60s. Like going from black and white to living color.

LOL. I represent that remark. I remember spending Saturday mornings watching Tom Terrific, Ruff and Reddy, and Mighty Mouse cartoons in black and white.
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I saw 1968, and...better put this in a spoiler just in case:
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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.

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I'm loving this show. I wish it could go on and on.
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The Sixties have to end some time...


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I saw 1968, and...better put this in a spoiler just in case: * SPOILER *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.
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.
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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.
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!



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The Sixties have to end some time...

No! 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*
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I saw 1968, and...better put this in a spoiler just in case:
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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.
Having finally seen the episode, it was pretty clearly about the 1968 Presidential election, not 1968 in general...
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I saw 1968, and...better put this in a spoiler just in case:
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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.
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.
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