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CNN Original Series: The Eighties

The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of an upcoming new episode of CNN's Original Series, The Eighties. The episode, "Video Killed the Radio Star," delves into the advent of the digital revolution as MTV launched and CDs began to replace LPs. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Guns N' Roses, U2, David Bowie, Public Enemy, and Run-DMC were some of the other major artists of the decade. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring journalist/filmmaker Nelson George and co-founder of The Bangles Susanna Hoffs. From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Herzog, The Eighties explores the individuals and events that shaped a decade of exceptionalism and excess. Through its use of rarely seen archival footage and interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists as eyewitnesses to history, The Eighties will look at the age of Reagan, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom,  and the expansion of television and the evolving music scene. This program is free. GRAMMY Museum members receive priority seating.

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Photo: Vivienne Best/

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Photo: Vivienne Best/