The Decade That Mattered

The Decade That Mattered

MAKING SENSE OF THE SIXTIES; PBS; Jan. 21, 22, 23

This decade mania is getting out of hand. Pundits had barely finished figuring out what distinguished the '80s from the '70s (now what was that difference again?) when they set about trying to characterize the '90s, a decade still in diapers: the "get real" decade; the Nervous '90s. How about the Name-Obsessed '90s?

Ah, but the '60s; now there was a decade to reckon with. It had personality and definition; it made an impact. It was the decade of the Beatles and the Kennedys, Vietnam and Kent State, the Generation Gap...

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