CNN is developing a 10-part docuseries, produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, on the 1960s.
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement the series is “emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN.”
“From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies, and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of consequential cultural and global change,” Zucker said.
“The Sixties” will launch in November with “The Assassination of JFK (1963),” a 90-minute special timed with the 50th anniversary of the event. Future episodes are slated to begin airing in April 2014.
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