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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Willie Aames ... (archive footage)
Garth Ancier Garth Ancier ... Himself - President of Entertainment, Fox (archive footage)
Harry Anderson ... (archive footage)
Ken Auletta ... Himself - Author, 'Three Blind Mice'
Scott Baio ... (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
John Barbour ... Himself - Host, 'Real People' (archive footage)
David Bianculli ... Himself - Television Critic, 'Fresh Air' (as David Bianculi)
Larry Bird ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ... Herself - Creator, 'Designing Woman' (archive footage)
Steven Bochco ... Himself - Co-Creator, 'Hill Street Blues'
Björn Borg ... Himself (archive footage)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - Author, 'Masters of Enterprise'
Tom Brokaw ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... Himself - 20 / 20
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VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.

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31 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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Features Designing Women (1986) See more »

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Interesting
2 April 2016 | by G-Joshua-BenjaminSee all my reviews

I love the 80s. I was born in 85. I saw this was coming on and was super excited. I recorded and watched the first episode.

I don't know, it WAS interesting. I just kind of feel like it dragged on. There is another show on. I will not say the name. But, it talks about generation X. (wink wink) To me, that show is much better. When I watch that, I learn so many interesting things. Not just about one thing, but about a number of different things. Also, I think the fact that is an hour long, helps the show. You have perfect time to learn.

I will record and check The Eighties out again. But, part of me lost interest in it, halfway through the first episode.


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