The Nineties

This seven-part documentary series takes a look at the major transformative events of the 1990s and how they shaped America in the years to come. Topics covered include TV trends, the Bill Clinton presidency, domestic terrorism, the rise of the internet, and new generational attitudes. The series aired on CNN in July and August 2017.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 7 Episodes
July 9, 2017
Cast: Dan Rather, Gil Troy, Nelson George, Renee Graham
The Nineties

The Nineties Full Episode Guide

  • From Nirvana to Dixie Chicks to Tupac, the '90s represent a decade of musical diversity that appeals to every musical taste.

  • The ‘90s brought on the internet along with a dark side of the tech boom, including hackers, online predators and the proliferation of pornography.

  • Terrorism in the '90s includes a bounty of devastating events including Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.

  • In the early 90s, the world changed due to major political events, including the Warsaw Pact, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, the Persian Gulf War, and Bill Clinton becoming the president of the United States.

  • The Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings; racially fueled events like Al Sharpton and the Crown Height riots; Rodney King and the LA riots; O.J. Simpson and his murder trial.

  • Bill Clinton's presidency began and ended with controversy; inability to reform America's health care system; a sex scandal that led to impeachment.

  • A wide range of television shows, from animated shows like "South Park'' and "Beavis and Butthead'' to sitcoms like "Seinfeld'' and dramas like "The Sopranos.''