Viewing Guides with Answer Keys to the following Episodes:
1-2. The Platinum Age of Television (Parts 1 and 2)
Television in the United States during the 2000s, including HBO's The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and Entourage, reality television, mockumentary-style sitcoms such as The Office, the creative renaissance, Dexter, and AMC's notable entries into original programming such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
3. Mission Accomplished
The election of George W. Bush, terrorism in the United States during the 2000s, including the September 11 attack and the launch of the War on Terror.
4. Quagmire: Bush's Second Term
George W. Bush's second term as president, including the Iraqi insurgency, Hurricane Katrina, and the incoming Great Recession.
5. The I Decade
Technology in the 2000s, including the dot-com bubble, the rise of Google, Apple's further growth, smartphones, and Web 2.0 services and social networks such as Friendster, MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook.
6. The Financial Crisis
The financial crisis that threatened the global economy in the 2000s.
7. Yes We Can
The campaign and election of Barack Obama.
8. I Want My MP3
Music of the 2000s and the shift to digital distribution.