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Put on your bell bottoms and feather your hair as we go back in time to the 1970s and early 1980s – with the birth of the Atari generation, the rise and fall of disco, and the introduction of MTV. Visit a time of changing national and local political landscape – with the Nixon/Watergate scandal to the election of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington. 

Take a look back at the growing Chicago skyline with the world’s tallest building, the emergence of the legendary Blues Brothers, and the meager beginnings of the world’s most famous talk show host. We’ll also revisit the Blizzard of ’79, the Pope’s visit and the football victory that made the whole country do The Superbowl Shuffle.

Experience this unforgettable era through the eyes of a diverse and lively collection of Chicagoans – sharing memories of the music, movies, and fads of the time, as well as life-defining moments that shaped the city during these two decades.

Remembering Chicago: The ’70s and ’80s is a fun and poignant look back at a bygone era. This is the fifth in WTTW’s wildly popular “Remembering” series of documentaries.

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