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The Sixties

The Sixties

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Every decade in American history has redefined the country, but few decades have had the impact of the sixties. The events of that decade reshaped the country to such an extent that a citizen peering forward from 1960 would barely recognize America in 1969.

  • 14+
  • Violence
  • Sex
  • Nudity
  • Mature Themes


  • Television Comes of Age (1960-1969)

    1. Television Comes of Age (1960-1969)

    Looking back at the sitcoms, dramas, news and sporting events that shaped and reflected the nation.

    42m 37s

  • The World on the Brink (1960–1963)

    2. The World on the Brink (1960–1963)

    Examining the early Kennedy presidency through the prism of the Cold War as reflected in the Bay of Pigs invasion and other events.

    42m 41s

  • The War in Vietnam (1961–1968)

    3. The War in Vietnam (1961–1968)

    Uncovering this turbulent time with LBJ taking office, the Tonkin Gulf incident and consequent resolution and other historic events.

    42m 42s

  • The Assassination of President Kennedy (1963-1969)

    4. The Assassination of President Kennedy (1963-1969)

    Looking at the assassination of President Kennedy and the controversy surrounding The Warren Report.

    42m 38s

  • The British Invasion (1964-1967)

    5. The British Invasion (1964-1967)

    In 1964, Ed Sullivan uttered five simple words, "Ladies and gentleman, The Beatles." Nothing would be the same again.

    42m 26s

  • The Space Race (1960–1969)

    6. The Space Race (1960–1969)

    One of the most revolutionary periods for technology, the decade witnessed the invention of the first laser and video game to many more.

    42m 37s

  • A Long March to Freedom (1960–1968)

    7. A Long March to Freedom (1960–1968)

    Covering Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement.

    42m 41s

  • 1968 (1968)

    8. 1968 (1968)

    Examining the events that lead to one of the most dramatic years in American history.

    42m 42s

  • The Times, They are A-Changin’ (1960–1969)

    9. The Times, They are A-Changin’ (1960–1969)

    Exploring the beginnings of the women's environmental, conservative and gay movements.

    42m 37s

  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll (1960–1969)

    10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll (1960–1969)

    Exploring how youth traveled from partying at the beach with Frankie and Annette to dropping acid in the Haight.

    42m 37s