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Executive-produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, CNN's eight-part documentary picks up where the network's critically acclaimed and highly-rated series "The Sixties" ended. Episodes examine the people, events and cultural touchstones that defined the '70s, delving into everything from the impact of the Vietnam War to the unprecedented scandal of Watergate. Also covered are the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, the Munich Olympics massacre, and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst. The documentary combines archival newsreel footage, personal movies, interviews, and comments by historians, journalists, politicians, celebrities and others, bringing new perspectives about a consequential decade.

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aired 29 days ago
From Blondie to Billy Joel to KISS, American popular music explodes into new formats while established artists find new ways to reinvent themselves.
aired 80 days ago
America begins to come to terms with the effects and impact of the nation's internal and external conflicts as the Vietnam War comes to an end.
aired 80 days ago
From TWA Flight 481 to the Munich Olympic Massacre, witness the seeds and evolution of modern-day terrorism.
aired 80 days ago
From the New York "Son of Sam" murders and the Moonies to the "Killer Clown" John Wayne Gacy, alarmingly violent crimes grip the United States throughout the 1970s.
aired 80 days ago
The 70's introduces a new sophistication in TV programming and unique new formats with shows like Saturday Night Live, and Monday Night Football.
aired 274 days ago
A poorly executed political burglary leads Richard Nixon to be the only president in the history of the United States to resign while in office.
aired 274 days ago
As the general feeling in America goes from bad to worse, the country finds itself bouncing around from crisis to crisis.
aired 646 days ago
A dramatic shift of gender roles and the relaxing of censorship creates new artistic and social directions in America.

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