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NatGeo brings back the iconic 80s

Catch the most momentous events and people from the decade that have shaped global history as we know it today. The show premieres on October 24

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 22, 2013

Neon pop colours, Madonna at her vixen-esque best, Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ punching Argentina to footballing glory, the launch of the first personal computer, the rise of Bollywood’s very own ‘Disco Dancer’, Jennifer Beal’s ‘Flash’ dance… Whether or not you were an 80s child, it has been a decade with plenty to explore. National Geographic Channel brings a novel opportunity to relive and revive the most iconic era in contemporary history, with a brand new series titled ‘The 80s’. Showcasing the best of fashion, sports, politics, technology and global events from the decade and how it impacts us even today, the series goes on air on October 24, 2013 at 10 PM, and will air airing every Wednesday and Thursday.

Actor John Abraham, the face of the channel, was all praise about the concept of the series. He said, “The cherry on the cake would definitely be the show’s overriding theme. ‘Retro’ never really goes out of fashion, and when one looks back on this era through the yellow window, amazing content is assured. It was the decade that throbbed to the sounds of the Boombox, witnessed the death of Indira Gandhi and rise of Rajiv Gandhi, the decade that saw the world holding its breath as the Chernobyl nuclear reactor went up in flames. I have no doubt that the show would appeal to people across all age-groups and is just as relevant today, as it ever was.”

Talking about the series, Debarpita Banerjee, Vice-President, Marketing, National Geographic and Fox International Channels, said, “‘The 80s is not just about nostalgia; it is about a decade of people, decisions and inventions that changed our future, told by people who actually witnessed and lived through these iconic moments. While the program makes for entertaining content, it also remains just as relevant and informative as ever, helping our viewers ‘unlock’ a bygone era.”

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