Generation X

2016 • National Geographic Channel
8 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Alternative Goes Mainstream
Members of Gen X, the 65 million people sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials, are often thought to be cynics, slackers and loners. Generation X explores the roots of this generation by looking at the forces that shaped it, from the stalemate of the Vietnam War, the increasing divorce rate, the growing latchkey kid phenomenon, the resignation of Nixon and the rise of grunge.
2 Truth Be Told
Generation X explores how decades of government corruption scandals like Iran Contra and the Pentagon Papers may have played a role in WikiLeaks, a product of Gen X.
3 The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
Generation X explores how technological innovations and digital culture have impacted every aspect of gen X-ers’ lives.
4 The Power of Disruption
Generation X explores how MTV, Napster and the Drudge Report drove a “must have now” sensibility that helped ensure the success of Amazon.
5 Family, Reimagined
Generation X explores how TV sitcoms, movies, the “Me” decade and online dating redefined traditional families, paving the way for the legalization of gay marriage.
6 The Politics of X
How Martin Luther King, Jr., Rock the Vote, the “Murphy Brown”/Dan Quayle fracas and the OJ Simpson verdict uncovered deep divides in the country, making the election of Barack Obama as the first Gen X president that much more of a historic event.

About this show

National Geographic Channel dives into history on a quest to re-define Generation X. Each hour examines one major milestone of Generation X and then breaks it down to explore the political, cultural and economic forces at play.

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8 reviews
Mechelle Lee Baker Maxfield
November 5, 2016
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