News CNN: The Seventies

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  1. XXXXX

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    I was channel surfing tonight and came across this eight part documentary, that i was previously unaware existed. I was pretty young during this time (from 7 to 17) - I forgot how truly complicated, and in some ways, how really FU, and in some ways, positive the 1970's were. Very good review of the decade. Originally aired last year. Highly recommended viewing.

    Most episode trailers are viewable on youtube

    24 video clips can be viewed here:
    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...-js-origwx.cnn/video/playlists/the-seventies/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN:_The_Seventies

    EpisodeTitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
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    1"Television Gets Real"June 11, 20150.887[1]
    A look at how television changed during the 1970s with a new sophistication in TV programming, unique new formats, and the politics, culture, and historic event that created shows like Saturday Night Live, and Monday Night Football.

    2"United States vs. Nixon"June 18, 20150.901[2]
    A look out how the poorly executed political burglary and the Watergate Scandal lead to Richard Nixon being the only president in the history of the United States to resign from office.

    3"Peace with Honor"June 25, 20150.770[3]
    A look at how the country begins to reconcile with itself as America withdrew from the Vietnam War.

    4"Crimes and Cults"July 9, 20150.681[4]
    A wave of violent crimes grips the U.S. throughout the 1970s, from the New York 'Son of Sam' murders and the Moonies to the 'Killer Clown' John Wayne Gacy.

    5"The State of the Union Is Not Good"July 16, 20150.882[5]
    America goes from bad to worse as the country deals from one crisis to the next throughout the 1970s.

    6"Battle of the Sexes"July 23, 20150.742[6]
    America goes a new direction as it undergoes a dramatic shift of gender roles, sexual mores, and customs.

    7"Terror at Home and Abroad"July 30, 20150.709[7]
    The birth and evolution of terrorism are examined, from TWA Flight 481 to the Munich Olympic Massacre.

    8"What's Goin' On"August 13, 20150.837[8]
    American popular music explodes into new formats and established artists find new ways to express themselves, from Blondie to Billy Joel to KISS.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me about this - I saw some of it at the work cafeteria but I don't have cable ... going to you-tube now ... :munch2:
     
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    I'm not finding any full-length ep's on line .... :tears:
     
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    The best decade of my life so far :)
    I pity anyone who wasn't around -- this was, I believe, the last period before greed, conspicuous consumption and moral depravity became acceptable.
     
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    I'll keep lookin ....
     
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    I grew up in the 70's. Things have definitely changed and not all for the better.

    In my view the single biggest contributing factor is what is transpiring as we type and post these words on an anonymous message board in cyberspace. The decline of personal relationships. We don't know our neighbors, we don't know our co-workers, we don't know our extended families, hell we don't even know our own children in a lot of cases. We are all in our own little worlds with the phones, video games, 1500 TV channels, on line everything. Nobody writes letters anymore. People rarely take the time to get to know one another. We have all devolved into communicating with emoticons, 3 lines of text, etc.

    Growing up in the 60's / 70's we used to run wild for hours outside with no adult supervision..........and survived. I think everyone felt more connected - friends and family. There was only 3 channels on broadcast TV. No video games. If we weren't sleeping or having dinner we were outside.

    There was definitely a nostalgia for simpler times in the 70's that everyone was holding onto. Our parents and grandparents grew up with the Great Depression, WW2, the 50's. A lot of the values and lifestyle of those previous decades were still in place in the 70's but the tumult of the 60's certainly had it's impact and foretold some of the changes headed our way. The dawn of the personal computer and cell phones has changed life as we know it.

    Orwell and Warhol pegged it. Everyone breathing these days is in some ways nothing more than an IP address and one YouTube post away from quickly forgotten immortality.
     
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    No aids back then. Only herps and treatable gonorea. It was far out.
     
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    :yay::yay:

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    Cnn was running the sixties and seventies around Christmas 2015. I taped every episode of the 60s but only got 4 episodes of the 70s on the dvr. Loved the sixties episodes. Very interesting stuff. I never know the details of the Cuban missle crises and bay of pigs. I also learned how the Vietnam war started and then escalated.

    Tom hanks is a producer of this series. They are doing a series on the eighties this spring, which should be good.
     
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    One good thing was the dawn of Cable TV
     
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    I loved the 70's.
    Such a great time in my life, aside from my parents divorce.
    I lived rurally, ran a trap line, caddied at the local country club, was in Boy Scouts...
    The Freedom Train came through our town. The Bicentennial was a time of great pride all across the country.
    The Ice Age didn't happen.
     
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    70's appropriate if your intent was to give me a purple microdot flashback.
    NSAL called. Expect a visit.
    Reacher if you can read this, get out, your life is in danger.
     
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    Microdots....Green Pyramid....Rorers.....
    It's a wonder I still have a brain.
     
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    i was in my teens and 20s in the 70s. tons of fun. i even remember most of it.

    then i got a real job in the 80s...:nocheer:
     
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    Thanks for the links. I was born in 1960 and the 70's was a formative decade for me, it shaped me in so many ways. The times we currently live in seem slightly alien to me.
     
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    Who remembers disco music, Giant Afros, and odd and even gas days? A different time for sure.
     
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    One more thing-
    I remember being scared out of my mind of being drafted for the war in Vietnam. It was on TV every day.
     
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