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CNN Dabbles In Time Travel at ‘The Sixties’ Party

CNN takes its viewers all over the country, even the world. Now it wants to take them back in time.

The Sixties represent one of America’s most complex decades, a time  when youth culture clashed with long-held societal norms and upended deeply held beliefs. A CNN documentary, “The Sixties,” slated to debut Thursday, aims to give history buffs an explanation of the various forces of the time.

As part of its effort to call attention to the docuseries, the Time Warner-owned network held a party Wednesday at New York’s Grand Central Station to mark the debut of the series, which Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said would air “at 9, and 10 and 11” — a joking reference to CNN’s tendency to rerun much of its acquired non-fiction series.  The Fab Faux, a Beatles cover band, lit into classics such as “All My Loving” and “A Hard Day’s Night,” while guests including the network’s Don Lemon and Brian Stelter snacked on 1960s-era fare like green-bean casserole and thick discs of turkey meatloaf, not to mention a table stocked with retro candy like Tootsie Rolls, Necco wafers and candy necklaces.

CNN also used the party to  mount an exhibit filled with references to such icons of the time as Jimi Hendrix, the battle over race relations and Mr. Rogers.  One can only wonder how the network would have reported on any of these topics had it been around at the time.

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