TV Land Explores How Boomers Shook the World and Redefined the Rules in Network's Four-Part Series, Generation Boom
Special Examines How Boomers Play, Live, Love and Wire the World Beginning
Tuesday, September 26
Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, Special Features Celebrity Interviews with
Susan Sarandon, Rob Reiner, Christie Brinkley, Connie Chung, Penny
Marshall, Cheryl Tiegs, Mark Cuban & More
NEW YORK, Aug. 30 -- From growing up in the suburbs to
witnessing the original moon walk and from swirling a hula hoop to playing
with hi-tech gadgets, baby boomers have shaped and continue to change the
world we live in today. TV Land takes an entertaining and light-hearted
look at what it means to be part of the grooviest generation in history
when it presents Generation Boom, a four-part original special premiering
on Tuesday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning
actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers), each one-hour installment focuses
on a central topic including how boomers play, live, love and wire the
world. Airing over the course of four nights, Generation Boom is executive
produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato and is produced exclusively for
TV Land by World of Wonder.
"Viewing the impact of Baby Boomers through the years is truly
remarkable," states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite.
"Generation Boom shows just what a force this generation is to be reckoned
with. Right away, boomers demanded more -- beginning with the amount of
diapers they needed. They have always insisted that the world conform to
their needs and we are fully-prepared to get in line and do just that --
superserve the needs of the TV generation."
These one-hour specials -- airing over the course of four nights --
take an entertaining, fun and thorough look at the boomer generation.
Throughout each one-hour installment, Generation Boom tells the story of a
generation that has influenced the world like no other group and continues
to stay on the move, blazing past traditional beliefs and stereotypes that
get in their way. The series includes the personal stories of boomer
celebrities and icons as well as archival footage such as TV commercials,
film and TV clips as well as fun facts about the generation.
The specials air as follows:
Tuesday, September 26, 10 p.m. ET/PT
"How We Play"
TV Land takes a look at how movies, TV shows, musicians and sports
idols have entertained the boomer generation over the last fifty years.
This installment takes a look at the trailblazing ways boomers continue to
Wednesday, September 27, 10 p.m. ET/PT
"How We Live"
From suburban bliss and adolescent angst to the me decade and beyond,
"How We Live" delves into how boomers have become the most indulged
generation in history, giving them the power to take over the world and
have fun every step of the way.
Thursday, September 28, 10 p.m. ET/PT
"How We Love"
This episode of Generation Boom examines how after fighting against the
family values of their childhood, boomers unleashed the sexual revolution
of the late 1960s. And now, even though boomers have reached middle age and
beyond, they have never stopped re-writing the "book of love".
Friday, September 29, 10 p.m. ET/PT
"How We Wire The World"
From TV, 8-tracks and astronauts to amazing visions of the future,
boomers were dazzled by technology as they got older. "How We Wire The
World" explores how boomers took over the world, making technology their
playthings and exposing it to the masses.
Celebrities featured in the special include:
Susan Sarandon, Rob Reiner, Cybil Shepherd, Tim Daly, Christie
Brinkley, Jane Pauley, George Foreman, Willie Mays, Tom Clancy, Evander
Holyfield, Penny Marshall, Carol Alt, Mark Cuban, Bruce Jenner, Christopher
Lawford, Kathy Casey-Kirschling (The very first boomer), Don Johnson, Tony
Danza, Connie Chung, Cheryl Tiegs, Joan Lunden, Kim Alexis, Dave Barry,
Brian Williams and more.
World of Wonder Productions are the award-winning team behind such
entertaining series as Showbiz Moms & Dads and Million Dollar Listing (both
for Bravo). Most recently, World of Wonder produced the series
Transgeneration for the Sundance Channel, which won the GLAAD Award for
Outstanding Documentary. World of Wonder is best known for award-winning
films and documentaries such as The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster (both
Sundance Film Festival selections), Monica in Black and White (HBO) and The
Hidden Fuhrer (Cinemax). With offices both in Los Angeles and London, World
of Wonder has produced and created numerous documentaries and non-fiction
programs for Court TV, VH1, AMC, MTV and A&E in the States, as well as the
BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and BskyB in the UK. More information about
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growth and success due to its off-the-wall take on the most current news
and entertainment stories.
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