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NatGeo – Generation X – Six-Part Series

” “Generation X” is a six-part series that looks back at the forces that shaped the generation born between 1961 and 1981. Each hour takes a thematic approach, and is kicked off by a key Gen X achievement. At every stop in history, we’ll ask: How did this event affect the generation that witnessed it? What had to happen before those achievements could take place? What historical, social, political events had to take place first? This focused journey will offer a deeper understanding of the development of Gen X, and a greater appreciation of their ability to turn their childhood experiences into some of the biggest moments and movements the world has ever seen.”

BBC – The Grumpy Guide To The 80s

“The 80s, a decade that style forgot, along with any form of taste or decency. From Thatcher’s Britain to the New Romantics and the ubiquitous filofax there’s much about this decade to be grumpy about…

With other contributions from Alistair McGowan, Mark Steel and Neil Morrissey, The Grumpy Guide to the 1980s takes a look back at one of history’s most embarrassing decades and gets really grumpy about it.”

HC – The 80’s Technology Documentary

“The 1980s (pronounced “nineteen-eighties”, commonly abbreviated as the “Eighties”) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989. The decade saw great socioeconomic change due to advances in technology and the beginning of globalization.”

NatGeo – The Decade that Made Us

“It’s, like, totally tubular. The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us isn’t about nostalgia; it’s about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural, and social revolutions that began in the United States and went on to dominate the world.” – National Geographic

NatGeo – The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?

“[The ’90s] reveal a decade of highs and lows: Bill Clinton swept into office on the promise of change; we all made new “Friends”; the LA Riots kept us glued to our TVs; Nirvana gave Generation X a voice but everyone danced the Macarena; and “The Real World” and Jerry Springer changed the television programming landscape. With a star-studded cast of actors, eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrity interviewees, The ’90s tells the story of 10 years before boom turned into bust; 10 years when the Web was wide open; 10 years before global terror hit hard.” – National Geographic

The American Nightmare

“An examination into the nature of 1960s-’70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.”

The Decline Of Western Civilization

“The Decline Of Western Civilization is a 1981 American documentary filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles Punk Rock Scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris. An intimate look at the Punk Subculture of the 1980s, this Penelope Spheeris Documentary captures more of the ambiance of the time than outstanding examples of the music subculture itself.  The Los Angeles Punk Music Scene Circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, FEAR, Germs, and X.”

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