Original Network: CNN
Number of Episodes: 7
Production year: 2016
Original release: March 31 – June 30, 2016
Running time: 60 minutes
Other cast: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy
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The third installment from executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed series “The Sixties” and “The Seventies,” tackles 10 years shaped by exceptionalism and excess. Like its predecessors, “The Eighties” intersperses rare archival newsreel footage, interviews, and comments by historians, journalists, politicians, celebrities and others, painting a perspective-rich picture of a vibrant decade. Episodes examine the age of Reagan, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the evolving TV and music scene, and everything in between.