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CNN Tackles ‘The Seventies’ In New Series

CNN will re-visit the 1970s in a new six-hour series premiering this summer.

The eight-part series The Seventies, produced by actor/producer Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman (John Adams) and Mark Herzog (Gettysburg), will examine the decade through its politics, culture and historic events. The first episode in the series will focus on television and how shows like M.A.S.H, All In The Family, Saturday Night Live and Monday Night Football helped shape the culture of the decade.

Other episodes will focus on the Watergate scandal, the repercussions of the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution and the rise of terrorism at home and abroad.  

The series is a follow-up to CNN’s The Sixties 10-part series which aired earlier this year. The network will feature a marathon airing of the series beginning Nov. 22.