History of the 20th Century, Vol. 7: 1960-1964 (1980)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Politics & Government, Social History, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

In this nine-volume series, ABC News presents a comprehensive look at the significant people, places, and events which defined the nation between 1900 and 1979. This informative and entertaining set presents a collection of historical footage depicting both the cultural and political forces of the period. History of the 20th Century, Vol. 7: 1960 - 1964 recounts the complex and tumultuous early '60s. Program features include John Kennedy's assassination, the Bay of Pigs crisis, and the threat of nuclear war, the March on Washington, the space race, and Roger Maris, who broke Babe Ruth's record with 61 home runs. This documentary vividly illustrates the turmoil and incredible changes occurring throughout the era.



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