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Television Comes of Age 

Cold War: World on the Brink 

JFK Assassination 

The War in Vietnam 

    Soldiers Lance Corporal Murphy (R) and Sergeant Paige patrol a jungle area, carrying a rifle and a pistol during the Vietnam War, 1960s. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

    The Vietnam War began in the decade before, but the conflict, and especially U.S. involvement, escalated in the 1960s. For the first time, Americans witnessed the horrors of war, played out on television screens in their living rooms.

Long March to Freedom 

The British Invasion 

The Space Race 

1968 

The Times They are A-Changin'