Watch Generation X

How did the generation between baby boomers and millennials become characterized as slackers?

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 7 Episodes
February 14, 2016
Documentary & Biography
7.6/10
Cast: Christian Slater
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Generation X Full Episode Guide

  • Economic and social disruptions during the Generation X time period are explored.

  • A look at how the political consciousness of generation X evolved over several decades, especially in terms of race and women’s rights.

  • Born and raised when divorce rates began to rise, gen X-ers have redefined the institution of family in an era of constant social upheaval.

  • Raised in an era of economic and social disruption, Gen X become the ultimate disrupters.

  • Examining how advances in technology have profoundly shaped every aspect of Gen X-ers' lives and how Generation X has had to bridge the transition from the analog past and the digital future.

  • How decades of government corruption scandals like Iran Contra and the Pentagon Papers played a role in WikiLeaks, a product of Gen X?

  • Exploring how the generation between baby boomers and millennials became characterized as slackers.

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