National Geographic Channel recognizes the 65 million people born between 1961 and 1981, flipping the long-held stereotype of a generation of disenfranchised slackers. Narrated by Christian Slater, six hourlong episodes examine how the experiences of post-baby boom youth inspired some of the greatest achievements the world has ever seen, from the historic presidential election of 2008 to the legalization of gay marriage. Lending commentary and personal stories are a host of authors, journalists, politicians and celebrities, among them Kevin Smith, Courtney Love, Sarah Palin, Molly Ringwald, Gavin Newsom, Julian Assange, Rachel Dratch, and Tabitha Soren

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Premiere Date: Feb/14/2016

Genre: Documentary, Reality

Most Recent Episodes

Generation X season 1 episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: Family, Reimagined

Born and raised when divorce rates began to rise, gen X-ers have redefined the institution of family in an era of constant social upheaval....

Air Date: Mar 13, 2016

Generation X season 1 episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: The Politics of X

A look at how the political consciousness of generation X evolved over several decades, especially in terms of race and women's rights. ...

Air Date: Mar 20, 2016

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