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PostSubject: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:56 am

Has anyone been watching this show on National Geographic?



Having graduated from and high school and college and gotten married in that decade, it has been interesting to watch.


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:33 am

No, I didn't know it was on. I would love to catch it.


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:29 pm

I was born in the 80s..Sounds instersting.


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:11 pm

Yes, I saw it! Thumbsup
In the 80s I was between 4 and 13 years old... I was an 80s child. Check out my 80s Child Pinterest Board grinsmiley

http://pinterest.com/carol767/80s-child/

I do remember how excited I got when we got out first VCR. When we got Nintendo!
I was into space a lot as a kid and watching the Challenger explode was very hard... now I understand why a teacher was chosen to go in that flight.
I also remember the Berlin wall come down... pretty wild!


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:36 pm

oh wow.I'm a 90s child/teen..I grew up with a VCR. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:23 pm

I wish I could see this show---it sounds interesting!


Carol wrote:
I do remember how excited I got when we got out first VCR. When we got Nintendo!
I was into space a lot as a kid and watching the Challenger explode was very hard... now I understand why a teacher was chosen to go in that flight.
I also remember the Berlin wall come down... pretty wild!


I'll never forget when we got a VCR for my parents for Christmas. It was a BIG deal. We still own one! In many ways, they're just plain easier. Yikes


I was 16 years old when the Challenger exploded and sitting in History class watching it live, like probably every other classroom in America. I'll never forget that moment, and all the tears in that class that day. It was unreal. No

For the record, growing up in the 80's was awesome. I was 10-20 in the 80's. It was a GREAT decade and I have great memories. Smile



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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:40 am

Amy wrote:

I'll never forget when we got a VCR for my parents for Christmas. It was a BIG deal. We still own one! In many ways, they're just plain easier. Yikes

I still have one in my room lol
Yes... We were beyond happy to have a VCR and what made it even more awesome was that my cousin worked at a video store and so we could go there and get a free movie each time we went. I remember one time that extended family had slept over, we had recently bought the VCR, and in the morning, first thing we did was pop in a movie. It was Three Men and a Baby greenS



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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:46 am

Here is a clip from the series:



You can also see more here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/the-80s-the-decade-that-made-us/



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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:40 am

I believe they said that the cost of the first VCRs was equivalent to $3500 in today's money.


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:03 am

Yikes OhMy


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:38 am

I think that my parents and cousin paid less than $300 for the one we got...
I found this commercial from 1986


Montgomery Ward (1986): VCR Sale by TheRedBaron1985


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:09 pm

OhMy Thumbsup HOW COOL


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:48 am

For anyone interested, this show is being rebroadcast starting this morning at 9:00 on the National Geographic Network.
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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:29 am

cool,thanks..I feel so young.. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 pm

I have to check to see if they air that again. I'm sorry I missed it! I was a teen in the 80's. They were the best! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:33 pm

Last weekend, I popped in a VHS movie I had recorded from TV and saw the horrific picture quality on my HD TV Laughing
It had been quite a while since I had seen a VHS tape. On my OLD tv, the movie looks great, but on the new TV... oh boy... not very good at all. I will have to convert certain movies to DVD so I can watch them again on the new TV lol


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PostSubject: Re: The '80s: The Decade that Made Us   Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Carol wrote:
Last weekend, I popped in a VHS movie I had recorded from TV and saw the horrific picture quality on my HD TV Laughing
It had been quite a while since I had seen a VHS tape. On my OLD tv, the movie looks great, but on the new TV... oh boy... not very good at all. I will have to convert certain movies to DVD so I can watch them again on the new TV lol


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