CNN The 60s Review

Last Updated on April 8, 2022 by ellen

The Sixties CNN: The Decade that Changed the WorldI was born in 1966 so I’m not really old enough to remember most of what happened during that time period. I do know that it was considered by many to be the decade that changed the world. So much happened to change our country during that time period. 

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The Sixties CNN: The Decade that Changed the World

From the Cold War to the War in Vietnam, from the Space Race to the Long March to Freedom and Civil Rights, the events of the 1960s were both dramatic and transformative. The Beatles invaded America. Man landed on the Moon. The Women’s, Environmental, Conservative, and Gay movements were all born. In its examination and portrayal of this most consequential time, this CNN Original Series reveals why it was truly “The Decade that Changed the World.”

The Sixties CNN series contains 3 discs which hold 10 episodes for a total of 8.5 hours of programming. This is a great gift for history buffs.

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The episodes are:

  • Television Comes of Age – This episode looks at how television changed our country as well as changes in television overall. This includes the coming of colorization, the first interracial kiss on Star Trek, and how the Smothers Brothers pushed family values.
  • The World on the Brink – This episode is about the Cold War. The Cold War lasted from the end of World War II until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Yet this war was at its height in the 1960s.
  • The Assassination of President Kennedy – This episode gives you a look into the assassination of President Kennedy. It includes conspiracy theories, photos from his last day, and information that you might not know about this day.
  • The War in Vietnam – As you’d expect, this episode highlights the war in Vietnam including the Gulf of Tonkin. This was one of my husband’s favorite episodes.
  • A Long March to Freedom – The focus of this episode is the Civil Rights Movement. It includes the march on Washington, Freedom Rides, and sit-ins. I definitely found this episode the most interesting.
  • The British Invasion – British rock bands and their influence on American bands and culture are discussed. Great focus on how British rock bands influenced everything from fashion and shoes to politics and sexual values.
  • The Space Race – This episode is all about space exploration. But, also about the rivalry between the United States and Russia when it comes to space exploration and milestones.
  • 1968 – The political and social changes that happened in 1968 are discussed. This includes the Southeast Asia wars, the Soviet Union heading into Czechoslovakia, student protests, and the assassination of Martin Luther King.
  • The Times They are A-Changin’ – This episode looks at changes to our culture during the 1960s including feminism, gay rights, civil rights, and environmentalism.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – This is a fun episode. It focuses on the drug culture during the sixties. But, it also looks at how our views on authority were changed during this time.

CNN The Sixties my thoughts

The Sixties CNN: The Decade that Changed the World is an interesting look back at the important events of the 1960s.  There is something for everyone in this series whether you are a fan of music and movies or enjoy politics and history. THE SIXTIES” is currently available on DVD. Its run time is approximately 511 minutes on 3 discs and its SRP is $69.99.

Buy The Sixties CNN: The Decade that Changed the World DVD today.

12 thoughts on “CNN The 60s Review

  1. You and me both. I don’t even remember watching much TV on our old black and white in the 60s. I grew up in a hundred year old house–my grandma’s, so that was pretty cool. The 70s is still my fave decade since I was a teen then.

  2. The 60’s is slightly before I was born, so I would enjoy watching this. It’s so fun to see these perspectives of different times that actually weren’t so long ago. LOL – including life before the internet!

  3. While I wasn’t born in the 60s, I certainly appreciate this turning point in history! History does repeat itself and we have so much to learn but just looking at what we’ve already been through. Documentaries like this are so amazing to see history happening rather than reading it.

  4. I don’t remember the 60s, but I have heard my parents talk about some of the things like the Cuban Missile Crisis. I probably should watch this to be more informed about history.

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