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The Fabulous Sixties
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair
The Fabulous 60s takes a kaleidoscopic look back at this most turbulent of decades, ten tumultuous years that began in hope with mans exploration of space and the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, youngest President of the United States and ended in a welter of Cold War intrigue, political assassination, civil unrest, student demonstration and US involvement in another war in a country known as Vietnam.
Legendary journalist Peter Jennings narrates this year-by-year scrapbook of The Fabulous 60s, an historical cornucopia packed with the unforgettable sights and sounds of an indelible era.
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I didn't have a problem with the footage. In fact, I found it acceptable considering that most was taken from news footage or some other sources and probably wasn't meant to be preserved. There are some audio glitches that's present on the original source footage, but they're very small and hardly noticeable.
There's a lot of footage with good natural sound, and there are wonderful images of everyday life as well as celebrities, politicians, and other people and happenings of the 60s.
I deducted the half-star because there is no "play all" feature, so you must go episode by episode. And there's no menu card or insert so you don't really know what's on the DVDs until you put them in your player. And there's no special features.
Another tiny problem was with the Peter Jennings* narration. On the first episode (DVD#1--1960), the narration is just a bunch of headline slogans and sometimes they come off sounding like snide comments. This also happens on the DVD #3--1967 episode. I don't know why the writers, at the time, wrote those two episodes like that? I almost didn't continue on with episode two because of that, but I'm glad I did. It got better.
Again, not too bad for the price.
According to another Amazon Customer the narrator is NOT Peter Jennings, as stated on the mislabled DVD cover, but Harvey Kirck.