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Wolf Blitzer with Christina Sevilla, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Wolf Blitzer with Christina Sevilla, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

If you’re hooked on CNN’s Original Series,  you’re not alone. Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, wants to restore the cable network to its former glory and he’s doing a darn good job of it.  The reasons why CNN  has overtaken MSNBC and CNBC  in recent polling are probably two fold: Focusing more on the news and adding a “docu-series” to the nightly line up which includes everything from Glen Campbell’s “I’ll Be Me” Farewell Tour that digs deep into his battle with Alzheimer’s disease to foodie star Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” to “The Hunt” with John Walsh. CNN also takes a look back at previous generations for those who weren’t around yet and for those want to both reminisce and examine their lives whether the Sixties or the Seventies.

 

Wolf Blitzer recently hosted a special screening of The Seventies: Peace with Honor followed by a conversation with Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) at the Newseum. As the ’60s turned to the ’70s, America had already been at war in Vietnam for almost eight years. By then, the majority of Americans wanted out, Richard Nixon was trying not to become first U.S. president to lose a war while the troops just wanted to come home alive. CNN’s original series “The Seventies” looks back on this chapter in American history in the episode, “Peace With Honor.” But how did the media see these events as they were happening? We looked through Time magazine’s vault to discover how “history’s first draft” read in the pages of that storied publication.” (CNN)

“Representative Kinzinger served in the US Air Force, both in Iraq and Afghanistan and Representative Gabbard was deployed to Iraq and served two tours of combat duty in the region,” said Blitzer by way of introduction to the ‘conversation.’  So both are war veterans from the Iraq War. As you know, this documentary series airs Thursday nights, 9 PM EST. I think you saw some of the earlier ones. The one on the Watergate scandal was really, really amazing. You’ve got to give the producers a lot of credit.”