History of the 80s: 1986

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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The History of the '80s documentary series offers a review of major moments from the 1980s, including international events, politics, sports, entertainment, and developments in science and technology. Excerpts from film and television coverage are used to take viewers back in time and help to put the decade in perspective. This volume, focusing on the year 1986, features: the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle shortly after its launch, killing all seven crew members; the nuclear accident at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl power station; the U.S. bombing of "terrorist-related targets" in Libya; and more.



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