Synopsis by Alice Duncan
The Fabulous '60s, a ten-part documentary series narrated by Peter Jennings and originally aired on ABC, is about the turbulent decade when international tensions, philosophical differences, and a movement towards expanding consciousness produced a kaleidoscopic view of life. Excerpts from film and television coverage review significant events in politics, international news, and developments in science and technology. They also provide a look at popular culture, sports, and entertainment. Highlights of the year 1960 include: the U-2 spy plane incident and the resulting collapse of a summit meeting between the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France; the wedding of Britain's Princess Margaret; and Elvis Presley's entry into the army.
decade, headlines, milestone