The Seventies (2015)


The Seventies (TV Series 2015–2015)

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.
IMDb   8.3 /10
TheMovieDb    8.8 /10
Release Date2015-06-10
GenreDocumentary, History
Content Rating
AwardsNominated for 1 Primetime Emmy2 nominations total
CompanyHerzog & Company, Playtone
Self - Historianas Self - Historian…
Self - Editor-in-Chief, Gracelandas Self - Editor-in-Chief, Graceland
Self - Historianas Self - Historian…
Rick Perlstein
Rick Perlstein
Self - Author, 'Nixonland'as Self - Author, 'Nixonland'…
Self - Fmr White House Correspondentas Self - Fmr White House Correspondent…
Jefferson Cowie
Jefferson Cowie
Self - Author, 'Stayin' Alive'as Self - Author, 'Stayin' Alive'…
Renee Graham
Renee Graham
Self - NPR Columnist Criticas Self - NPR Columnist Critic…
Self - Senior Advisor to Pres. Nixonas Self - Senior Advisor to Pres. Nixon…
Self - Author, 'Hail to the Chief'as Self - Author, 'Hail to the Chief'…
Self - Actoras Self - Actor
Elizabeth Holtzman
Elizabeth Holtzman
Self - Fmr Congresswoman, D-NYas Self - Fmr Congresswoman, D-NY
John Limbert
John Limbert
Self - Diplomat, American Embassy Hostageas Self - Diplomat, American Embassy Hostage
Kevin Mattson
Kevin Mattson
Self - Authoras Self - Author…
Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan
Self - Author and Activistas Self - Author and Activist
Don Ohlmeyer
Don Ohlmeyer
Self - Producer, 'Monday Night Football'as Self - Producer, 'Monday Night Football'…
Self - Author, 'A Ford Not a Lincoln'as Self - Author, 'A Ford Not a Lincoln'…
Self - Author, 'Being Nixon'as Self - Author, 'Being Nixon'
Self - Author, 'Going Clear'as Self - Author, 'Going Clear'…

The Seventies (miniseries)

The Seventies is a documentary miniseries which premiered on CNN on June 11, 2015. Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman' studio Playtone, and serving as a follow-up to The Sixties, the 8-part series chronicled events and popular culture of the United States during the 1970s.

In February 2016, CNN announced that it would premiere a third installment in the franchise, The Eighties, on March 31, 2016.


No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
1"Television Gets Real"June 11, 20150.887
Television of the 1970s, including new series reflecting and satirizing current issues (such as All In The Family and Saturday Night Live), new formats, Monday Night Football, etc.
2"United States vs. Nixon"June 18, 20150.901
The presidency of Richard Nixon, including the Watergate Scandal and his resignation.
3"Peace with Honor"June 25, 20150.770
The United States' exit from the Vietnam War.
4"Crimes and Cults"July 9, 20150.681
Notable crimes of the 1970s, including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, the Son of Sam murders, and the Zodiac Killer.
5"The State of the Union Is Not Good"July 16, 20150.882
America went from bad to worse as the country dealt from one crisis to the next throughout the 1970s.
6"Battle of the Sexes"July 23, 20150.742
The feminist and LGBT rights movements in the United States during the 1970s.
7"Terror at Home and Abroad"July 30, 20150.709
Terrorism in the 1970s, from TWA Flight 841 to the Munich Olympic Massacre.
8"What's Goin' On"August 13, 20150.837
American popular music exploded into new formats and artists found new ways to express themselves, from Blondie to Billy Joel to KISS.


CNN announced the production of the miniseries The Seventies on November 20, 2014, serving as a continuation of their previous documentary miniseries The Sixties.