The Nineties: Season 1

The Nineties: Season 1

The Nineties: Season 1

A CNN and HBO docuseries, produced by Tom Hanks, exploring the iconic moments and influential people of that grand old decade: the 90s.

2017USA
Documentary
EPISODE 1.1

The One About TV - Part I & II

A look at TV shows from the '90s, from animated hits “South Park” and “Beavis and Butt-Head” to sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “Friends”" to dramas “My So-Called Life” and “The Sopranos.”

EPISODE 1.2

90s music - Isn't It Ironic?

A look at the diverse music of the 1990s, from Nirvana to Dixie Chicks to Tupac.

EPISODE 1.4

Clinton: The Comeback Kid

Bill Clinton’s presidency began and ended with controversy spanning from an inability to reform America’s health care system to a sex scandal that led to impeachment.

EPISODE 1.5

Terrorism Hits Home

Terrorism in the '90s includes a bounty of devastating events including Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.

EPISODE 1.6

The Information Age

The '90s brought on the internet along with a dark side of the tech boom, including hackers, online predators and the proliferation of pornography.

EPISODE 1.7

90s music - Isn't It Ironic?

A look at the diverse music of the 1990s, from Nirvana to Dixie Chicks to Tupac.

EPISODE 1.8

Can We All Get Along?

Racially fueled events, from Al Sharpton and the Crown Height riots to Rodney King and the L.A. riots, and O.J. Simpson and his murder trial.

The Nineties: Season 1 / Reviews

Salon

Salon

This is the sort of modern nostalgia that CNN's The Nineties taps into: a melancholy for the relative stability of a decade that was meant to mark the end of history itself.

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