“Generation X” is a six-part series that looks back at the forces that shaped the generation born between 1961 and 1981. Each hour takes a thematic approach, and is kicked off by a key Gen X achievement. At every stop in history, we’ll ask: How did this event affect the generation that witnessed it? What had to happen before those achievements could take place? What historical, social, political events had to take place first? This focused journey will offer a deeper understanding of the development of Gen X, and a greater appreciation of their ability to turn their childhood experiences into some of the biggest moments and movements the world has ever seen.