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National Geographic Channel recognizes the 65 million people born between 1961 and 1981, flipping the long-held stereotype of a generation of disenfranchised slackers. Narrated by Christian Slater, six hourlong episodes examine how the experiences of post-baby boom youth inspired some of the greatest achievements the world has ever seen, from the historic presidential election of 2008 to the legalization of gay marriage. Lending commentary and personal stories are a host of authors, journalists, politicians and celebrities, among them Kevin Smith, Courtney Love, Sarah Palin, Molly Ringwald, Gavin Newsom, Julian Assange, Rachel Dratch, and Tabitha Soren.

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The decades-long forces that led to the WikiLeaks release and the Gen X distrust of those in power are examined through original interviews and memorable footage.
aired 314 days ago
A look at how the political consciousness of generation X evolved over several decades, especially in terms of race and women's rights.
aired 314 days ago
Exploring how the generation between baby boomers and millennials became characterized as slackers.
aired 314 days ago
Born and raised when divorce rates began to rise, gen X-ers have redefined the institution of family in an era of constant social upheaval.
aired 314 days ago
Examining how advances in technology have profoundly shaped every aspect of Gen X-ers' lives and how Generation X has had to bridge the transition from the analog past and the digital future.
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Raised in an era of economic and social disruption, Gen X become the ultimate disrupters.

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