Los ‘80 is not about nostalgia; it is about a decade of people, decisions and inventions that changed our future, told from the perspective of unknowing history makers who lived these iconic moments. It was 10 years of nonstop glamour, unchecked excess, ruthless ambition and explosive technological innovation that combined to produce the historic changes and global events that made us who and what we are today.
Premiering on May 5th at 9PM ET/PT on Nat Geo Mundo, Los ‘80: El Comienzo de Todo is an epic, rollicking roller coaster ride told through six hours of original interviews with music and film superstars as well as global titans of technology, business, media and politics, unforgettable archival footage, exclusive eyewitness accounts and dramatic re-enactments that capture these iconic moments in time.
Los ‘80: El Comienzo de Todo
Game-changing in the way it wove a common global narrative within a rapidly modernizing world, the 1980s was the decade when we went forward to the future. Despite its reputation for bad hair and loud clothing, the ‘80s was a big, bold time, and just about everything about the era, from the politics and technological innovations to the blockbuster movies, TV shows and “to the max” fashions, continues to shape the world we live in today.
In fact, the fingerprints of the decade best known for Pac-Man and the personal computer are everywhere in our daily lives: The first launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle triggered a technological explosion in global communications that now makes our world-wide love affair with smartphones and the Internet possible; when Madonna rolled around on stage in a wedding dress at a music awards show, it sent shock waves through a celebrity-hungry world that can’t get enough of “Gangnam Style” and Lady Gaga today.
Notable ‘80s icons and newsmakers featured in original interviews giving fresh context and insight into the decade include high-tech titan Steve Wozniak, media mogul Ted Turner, renowned director Oliver Stone as well as Jane Fonda, Calvin Klein, Michael J Fox, Joan Collins, David Hasselhoff, Sam Donaldson, Linda Gray, Linda Evans, Bruce Weber, Grandmaster Flash, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Dionne Warwick, Harry Belafonte, Walter Isaacson and more.
Surprising and unexpected history makers who unknowingly changed history also featured in Los ‘80: El Comienzo de Todo include:
· Patrick Jephson Diana’s first and only private secretary.
· German pilot, Mathias Rust who defiantly landed his plane in the Soviet’s hallowed Red Square.
· Record exec Michael Rosenblatt, who discovered Madonna at a dance club in New York City.
· The assistant choreographer Vincent Paterson and the producers on the set of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking “Thriller” video, reliving the moment when Jackson almost pulled the plug on its release.