The Eighties (2016)
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VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.


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Episode credited cast:
Willie Aames ... (archive footage)
Garth Ancier Garth Ancier ... Self - President of Entertainment, Fox (archive footage)
Harry Anderson ... (archive footage)
Ken Auletta ... Self - Author, 'Three Blind Mice'
Scott Baio ... (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Self - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
John Barbour ... Self - Host, 'Real People' (archive footage)
David Bianculli ... Self - Television Critic, 'Fresh Air' (as David Bianculi)
Larry Bird ... Self (archive footage)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ... Self - Creator, 'Designing Woman' (archive footage)
Steven Bochco ... Self - Co-Creator, 'Hill Street Blues'
Björn Borg ... Self (archive footage)
H.W. Brands ... Self - Author, 'Masters of Enterprise'
Tom Brokaw ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... Self - 20 / 20


VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.

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After mentioning the fact that the 1983-4 season had no sitcoms in the Top 10 (true) they go on to speak as if shows like Cheers (1982) were a response to fill that void. The fact is that Cheers was in its second season at that time (finishing #35, after being #74 the first season). See more »


Features Late Night with David Letterman (1982) See more »

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The 80's
19 May 2018 | by juliocesar33See all my reviews

It was very detailed but missing key elements of the 80's. Yes it had the vast majority of details and what not but for someone that lived thru the 80's it would just feel like its incomplete. Overall very good info.

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