The third and final night of the three-part miniseries event The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?: Politically Incorrect is tonight at 9P. As the world approaches the infamously disappointing Y2K, the United States is racing on the informational superhighway that is both making and breaking careers. Tech entrepreneurs are simultaneously working against and saving each other, and some are growing richer and richer as the dotcom bubble grows. New markets are growing left and right, including the drug market with companies like Pfizer and their drug Viagra, which American politician Bob Dole publicly endorsed in a cringe-worthy commercial in 1998. The fall of sexual taboos that characterized this era is highlighted when the media feasts on President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, which would spur the course of his impeachment.
Tragedies also strike on both sides of the pond with the Columbine shootings, which forced the issue of mental health into American minds, and with Princess Diana’s death, which shed light on the questionable ethics of stalker-like media paparazzi. Protests grow against the WTO in Seattle as Generation X finds a united cause that spurs the group stereotyped as having fallen through the cracks, but Al Qaeda’s increasing attacks start to put the nation’s problems in perspective as the very real threat grows despite multiple opportunities to nip it in the bud.
Tonight’s episode features personal details from Monica Lewinsky herself. She talks about her side of the story and how the public and media put her life up for grabs in horrible ways. Check out this preview and be sure to tune in tonight at 9P to hear the rest!
Remember to play along live tonight on RuleThe90s.com to test your ‘90s trivia knowledge and earn double the points as new questions are unlocked throughout the episode. Top the leaderboard and take home some awesome ’90s prize packs (not to mention, bragging rights for being all that and a bag of chips)!