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
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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 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

Links

Cast

Tom Brokaw Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Peter Jennings Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Dan Rather Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Ted Koppel Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
John Chancellor Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Jane Pauley Herself - The Today Show (archive footage)
Sam Donaldson Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
James A. Baker III Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
Steven Hayward Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan' (as Steven F. Hayward)
(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 The Tech Boom 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 Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Peter Jennings Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Dan Rather Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Ted Koppel Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
John Chancellor Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Jane Pauley Herself - The Today Show (archive footage)
Sam Donaldson Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
James A. Baker III Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
Steven Hayward Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan' (as Steven F. Hayward)
Garrick Utley Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Roger Mudd Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Chris Connelly Himself - Reporter, ESPN
Ronald Reagan Himself (archive footage)
Charles Gibson Himself - Good Morning America (archive footage)
John Palmer Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Chris Wallace Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Bryant Gumbel Himself - The Today Show (archive footage)
Nancy Reagan Herself - First Lady (archive footage)
Connie Chung Herself - CBS News (archive footage)

Producers

Editors

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

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