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The Eighties is a news television series that is about the events that went on in the 1980s. For people who did not live through that decade, they can learn about many of the highlights that embodied that decade. One of the biggest events in the 1980s was the decision to destroy the Berlin Wall that was erected in 1961 to separate East and West Berlin.

The Eighties is a television series that talks about the evolution of Michael Jackson's music career during his young adult years and the impact it had on the music industry. The Eighties gave us Prince and Madonna. This series shows how cable television came about, including the first all news network and all music networks.

The Eighties is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on March 31, 2016.

The Eighties is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Eighties on demand atHBO Max online.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 7 Episodes
March 31, 2016
Documentary & Biography
8.3/10
Cast: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III
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The Eighties Full Episode Guide

  • Greed and excess ran wild with Wall Street corruption, junk bonds, bailouts and Reaganomics.

  • The music industry embraces change in the '80s as CDs push vinyl aside and big-budget music videos make stars of Madonna and Michael Jackson.

  • The tech boom takes off in the '80s when everything from personal computers to video games to cell phones begin to hit the mainstream.

  • The events that concluded the decades-long Cold War are examined.

  • The discovery of the mysterious AIDS virus leads to a pandemic with enormous political and cultural consequences.

  • Ronald Reagan's two-term presidency is explored highlighting his landmark legislative achievements and political setbacks.

  • VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.