The '80s Greatest (2018– )

America Gets Wired 

In the '80s, networks like CNN help drive the stratospheric rise of cable. The 24-hour news channel's coverage of John Lennon's death at the start of the 80s and the rescue of baby Jessica ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Huey Morgan Huey Morgan ... Himself - Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Bakker Jay Bakker ... Himself
Jim Bakker Jim Bakker ... (archive footage)
Tammy Faye Bakker ... (archive footage)
Nina Blackwood Nina Blackwood ... Herself - MTV VJ (1981-1986)
Tom Brokaw ... Himself
Tony Clark Tony Clark ... Himself - CNN Correspondent (1984-2002)
Julia Duin Julia Duin ... Herself
Jane Fonda ... (archive footage)
Bob Furnad Bob Furnad ... Himself - CNN Executive (1983-2001)
Goldie Hawn ... (archive footage)
Barbara Kammerer Barbara Kammerer ... Herself
Larry King ... Himself
John Lennon ... (archive footage)
Terry Mattingly Terry Mattingly ... Himself - Journalist
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In the '80s, networks like CNN help drive the stratospheric rise of cable. The 24-hour news channel's coverage of John Lennon's death at the start of the 80s and the rescue of baby Jessica McClure near the end cemented its place in viewers' homes. Niche channels are spawned, including MTV, QVC and many televangelism networks. The downfall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker becomes must-see TV.

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27 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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