THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1961
Produced by Philip S. Hobel
Narrated by Peter Jennings
1993, 45 minutes
"The writing and narration is excellent and includes a taste of humor and irony. The series could be used by students to follow particular topics or events as they unfold through the decade or as a resource for term papers and classroom presentations."--School Library Journal
1961: JFK inauguration; first man in space; Kennedy meets Khrushchev; East Germany builds the wall; Bay of Pigs invasion; trial of Adolf Eichmann; Civil Rights Freedom Riders; the pill; Chubby Checker and the Twist.
Subjects & Collections
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES (Series)
The major political, cultural and social issues of each year in the decade are brought vividly to life in this ten-part historical series.
REVIEW OF THE SIXTIES
A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Beatles; space exploration; a confrontation in Cuba; and U.S. involvement in Vietnam.