Distributor FremantleMedia International has acquired the global rights to U.S. cable network CNN’s original doc series The Sixties.
Executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone and Mark Herzog of Herzog & Company, the 10 x one hour series examines the lasting impact of key political and cultural events from the 1960s, including the civil rights movement, the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the Cold War and the popularity of The Beatles (pictured above).
Historians David McCullough, Robert Dallek and Robert Caro; entertainers Smokey Robinson, Carol Burnett and The Smothers Brothers; journalist Morley Safer; and political activist Tom Hayden are among the interviewees who appear in the series.
The program premiered in the United States on CNN last November. FremantleMedia International will launch The Sixties internationally at MIPTV in April.