I remember when I first started seeing these ads for a new channel available on my cable lineup, the History channel, back in 1996 if I remember correctly. As soon as it was included by our local cable provider I watched hours upon hours of it. I do wish they would go back to a little of what made them so popular but it is still a very fine channel.
As you read on my post this morning, I really enjoyed “The 60s” boxed set. So much so that I am giving a copy away as part my next DVD contest. Since the Twitter contest was so wizard the last time, I am going to keep it rolling.
About The 60s
From the glamorous years of the Kennedy administration at the beginning of the decade to the triumph of the first moonwalk at the end, this comprehensive collection escorts you through the period’s world-changing events, including the Cuban missile crisis; the civil rights movement; the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.; urban riots; the Vietnam War; and the peace movement it fostered. No less dramatic were the decade’s cultural touch points: the Beatles and Bob Dylan, birth control pills and the sexual revolution, miniskirts, hippies, communes, the ”Summer of Love,” LSD, and Woodstock.
How to Enter the Contest
Go over to Twitter and friend your friendly neighborhood Retroist at (http://www.twitter.com/retroist). After you have done that, send me an email with your twitter @username so that I can confirm that we are connected. That’s it. The drawing will be randomly chosen from all entries (1 entry per person). Now remember this is even open to existing Twitter people – you don’t need to be new, you just need to be a follower. Just remember to send me an email with you @username. Good Luck.