Course DescriptionThe 1970s was as dramatic as any decade in American history. America lost its first war, endured two energy crises, and a president resigned following an unprecedented political scandal. Television tackled once taboo subjects, popular music enjoyed a multi-genre explosion and there was a revolution in sexual mores and customs. Serial murder and other violent crime kept the nation on edge; and bombing, hijacking, and hostage-taking introduced the world to the modern face of terrorism. Kirk Saduski, Co-Executive Producer of the CNN documentary series The Seventies, presents individual stories of key players—both little-known and renowned—whose involvement in those events shaped the decade that had such a profound impact on America.
Mary Ann Wilson