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Sunday, May 18, 2008

VH-1 RockDocs

VH-1 has had a couple of this Rock Documentaries (or RockDocs) for short. This week they began showing their latest one - the four-part Sex: the Revolution. I just finished watching the complete series off the DVR this afternoon and found it to be a very fascinating examination of the journey of the sexual revoution in the United States from the 1950's to the late 1980's and today. If you get a chance to check it out, I would highly recommend it.

Other one I have seen was called the Drug Years which was, of course, about the drug culture in the United States, covering a similar period of time (60's through today). The format was similar with some of the same commentators, so I believe it was produced by the same production company.

What I find fascinating about these programs is, having been born in 1965 smack dab in the middle of a lot of these cultural changes, is that I got a chance to learn a lot more about things we certainly weren't taught in school. Okay, maybe some college electives might have touched on these topics but not much. It is a good way to educate not only my generation but also the younger generation on things - and they do so in such an interesting way. It is a good mix of imagery, music and familiar commentators that present the facts and details in a way to tell a good, unbiased story. They present the various sides without judgement.

If you get a chance, check them out.

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