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The Seventies

History . Documentary

The CNN Original Series The Seventies will examine the decade through its politics, culture and historic events. The 1970s were known for extremes, perhaps nowhere more than on television. PBS and C-SPAN launched, but so did "The Love Boat" and "Three's Company." Look back at some of the programs and personalities that defined television in the decade.

Status: Ended
TV Channel: CNN
  • Verne Gay

    This can sometimes be an exercise in rehashing as opposed to reassessment.... The Seventies, however, gets better when the story gets stronger, or at least more resonant.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    There’s nothing wrong with a warm rhapsody on the flowering of television. But when a TV series starts that way, it feels like it’s saying, “But first, a word about us.” And then we get to all the other stuff.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    It’s basically another short-burst, talking heads/clip show with too much to cover and not nearly enough time to do so.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Judging by the first episode, The Seventies may enlighten those who didn’t live through those years, and serve as a pleasant but unremarkable refresher course for those who did.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
Episode Guide For Show: The Seventies