The Eighties

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The Eighties is a documentary miniseries which premiered on CNN on March 31, 2016. Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's studio Playtone, it serves as a follow-up to the predecessors The Sixties and The Seventies with a 7-part series chronicling... read more

The Eighties is a documentary miniseries which premiered on CNN on March 31, 2016. Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's studio Playtone, it serves as a follow-up to the predecessors The Sixties and The Seventies with a 7-part series chronicling events and popular culture of the United States during the 1980s. In May 2016, CNN greenlit an 8-part follow-up titled The Nineties, which premiered in 2017.

Original Release

03/31/2016

US Release

03/31/2016

Links

Cast

Tom Brokaw Self - NBC News
Peter Jennings Self - ABC News
Dan Rather Self - CBS News
Sam Donaldson Self - ABC News
Jane Pauley Self - The Today Show
Walter Cronkite Self - CBS News
Ted Koppel Self - ABC News
John Chancellor Self - NBC News
Barry Petersen Self - CBS News
Mike Jensen Self - NBC News
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Raised on Television Thursday, 31 March 2016
2 The Reagan Revolution Thursday, 07 April 2016
3 The Fight Against AIDS Thursday, 09 June 2016
4 Tear Down This Wall Thursday, 28 April 2016
5 Technology Gets Personal Thursday, 30 June 2016
6 Greed Is Good Thursday, 12 May 2016
7 Video Killed the Radio Star Thursday, 19 May 2016

Cast

Tom Brokaw Self - NBC News
Peter Jennings Self - ABC News
Dan Rather Self - CBS News
Sam Donaldson Self - ABC News
Jane Pauley Self - The Today Show
Walter Cronkite Self - CBS News
Ted Koppel Self - ABC News
John Chancellor Self - NBC News
Barry Petersen Self - CBS News
Mike Jensen Self - NBC News
James Baker III Self - Fmr White House Chief of Staff
Chris Wallace Self - NBC News
Don Miller Self - CNN
John Palmer Self - NBC News
Tom Hanks Self - Actor
Ronald Reagan Self
Garrick Utley Self - NBC News
Charles Gibson Self - Good Morning America
Roger Mudd Self - NBC News
Bryant Gumbel Self - The Today Show

Producers

Gary Goetzman Executive Producer
Tom Hanks Executive Producer
Mark Herzog Executive Producer
Christopher G. Cowen Executive Producer
Kirk Saduski Executive Producer
P.G. Morgan Producer
Nicholas Ward Producer
Katie A. King Producer
Sarah Umbach Producer
Simon Brown Producer
Jane E. Russell Producer
Elizabeth Goetzman Producer
David Rivera Producer
Stephen J. Morrison Producer
Collie Witt Producer
Patrick Roscoe Producer
Alex Fleming Producer
Mike Goetzman Producer
Erik Adolphson Producer
Evan Gore Producer
Blake Bruns Producer

Editors

Inbal B. Lessner, Natalie De Diego, Chris A. Peterson, Jason Hardwick, Yaffa Lerea

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