Were the ’90s the Last Great Decade?

Following last year’s critically acclaimed The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, NGC once again presents the defining documentary of a generation, this time exploring the meaning behind the milestones to determine if the ’90s was in fact the last great decade.

It was a decade of highs and lows. Bill Clinton swept into office on the promise of change; we all made new “Friends”; the LA Riots kept us glued to our TVs; Nirvana gave Generation X a voice but everyone danced the Macarena; and “The Real World” and Jerry Springer changed the television programming landscape. It was a time when technology accelerated us into our digital future, when the United States had won a Cold War yet faced a new enemy driven by fanaticism. A time when billionaires were created faster than ever before, and even the government had a surplus.

Through 120 exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and politics, National Geographic Channel’s new miniseries The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? will explore an era of exuberance, marked by political change and booming technological advances. The six-hour cultural programming event will unveil a deeper perspective into the folds of major events in pop culture, politics, and the technology that changed us, presenting the decade’s most unpredictable and unforgettable moments like never before.

Don’t miss the three-night miniseries event The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? starting Sunday, July 6, at 9P!

Watch the trailer for The ’90s:


  1. Mark K DeLong
    United States
    July 7, 2014, 1:23 am

    The Rolling Stone top 500 songs lists number 9 as” Smells like teen spirit” not “Never mind” makes me wonder how many other facts aren’t right

  2. Callie
    March 21, 2016, 4:43 am

    First of all, in response to Mark DeLong’s comment – Nevermind was the title of Nirvana’s breakout album and Smells Like Teen Spirit is the first song on that album. In regards to this series asking the question “Were the 90s the Last Great Decade?” – I certainly hope not! I was in my late teens/early 20s during the 90s and I prefer not to relive it. Why are we rehashing any decade of the 20th century? I really get the sense that some people still have not figured out that we are now living in the 21st century and that we should be looking forward, not backward. Don’t get me wrong, I find these shows interesting for the history and nostalgia too but I would rather focus on moving forward into the future, which is where we are all going every minute. My hope is that each decade as we go along in the 21st century will keep getting better and better way beyond anything in the 20th century.

  3. Sayes Flores
    El Salvador
    May 15, 2016, 1:46 pm

    Hola quisiera que alguien me dijera cual es el nombre de la canción que sale de fondo cuando aparece Anna Nicole Smith!! Porfavor