Baby Boomers Turn 60

The Baby Boomers — all 78 million of them — have had something of a headlock on American culture since Carole King first felt the Earth move, and haven't released their grip since. On Jan. 1st, the oldest boomers will begin to turn 60, at the rate of almost 8,000 a day. A look at the cultural legacy and influence of the boomers.

Guests:

Joe Queenan, author of Balsamic Dreams: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation (Henry Holt 2001) and Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country (Henry Holt 2004)

Steven Gillion, resident historian on the History Channel, and author of Boomer Nation: The Largest and Richest Generation Ever, and How It Changed America

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.