The Fabulous Sixties [4 Discs] [DVD]
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The Fabulous 60s: 1969
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights from this episode include: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking the first walk on the moon; the inauguration of Richard M. Nixon as U.S. President; and a look at the origins of Earth Day. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1967
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights from this episode include: the War in Vietnam and demonstrations against the draft; Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted in the Vietnam war, and consequent deprivation of his heavyweight boxing title; and the race-related riots in Detroit. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1961
This video is part two of a ten part series, narrated by news anchor Peter Jennings, on the revolutionary 60's. Jennings looks at some of the key figures and events. The Pill, which gave America's youth unprecedented sexual freedom--and pain--is one of the subjects presented. The institution of marriage was publicly challenged by the birth control pill. The Civil Rights Movement was underway, with Freedom Riders from the North coming to the segregated South to challenge that practice. Adolf Eichmann was convicted as a Nazi war criminal. The Cold War continued with the infamous Bay of Pigs Invasion. Chubby Checker brought the house down with a new dance: "The Twist", and Roger Maris hit an unprecedented 61 home runs. Archival film clips tell these stories and more. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1960
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights of the year 1960 include: the U-2 spy plane incident and the resulting collapse of a summit meeting between the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France; the wedding of Britain's Princess Margaret; and Elvis Presley's entry into the army. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1964
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights from the year 1964 include: the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, authorizing U.S. military action in Southeast Asia; the removal of Nikita Khrushchev as Soviet premier; and the murder of three civil rights workers who had been encouraging black citizens to register to vote. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1968
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. This episode, filled with the events of the year 1968, includes: the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy; the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1965
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights from the year 1965 include: civil rights demonstrations against unfair voter registration rules -- resulting in the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 2,600 others; the murder of Black leader Malcolm X; and six days of race-related riots in the Watts residential area of Los Angeles. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1962
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Some of the topics include: the Cuban Missile Crisis poses a major Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union; China and India's tensions over the Himalayan frontier lead to a border war; and astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, circles the globe three times. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1963
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Some of the topics included in this program about 1963 are: 200,000 people participate in the "March on Washington" in support of racial equality and civil rights; Martin Luther King delivers his historic speech, "I Have a Dream"; and after formal requests for Buddhist religious freedom are denied by the government, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc, sets himself on fire. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi

The Fabulous 60s: 1966
This video is a volume in a ten-part series, narrated by Peter Jennings, that chronicles the tumultuous era of the 1960's. In this episode, the subject is politics. Jennings looks at The Warren Report, the U.S. government commissioned study that found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On the world political stage, India elected Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister. In America, the state of Georgia was rocked by the political feud between white supremacist Lester Maddox and Julian Bond, an articulate spokesman for the rights of African-Americans. The Red Guard made a strong showing in China, and an atomic bomb was lost in Spain. Archival film footage provides the graphics for these events of the 1960's. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

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