Remembering 1988, The Year Prozac Was Born

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The fictional California Raisins music group

In 1988, the fictional musical group The California Raisins reportedly grossed more than California farmers made selling raisins. Courtesy Amazon hide caption

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A lot of people have been reflecting on an important year in American history — 1968 — lately. But that leaves out those of us under 40. Alex Cohen talks with Russell Scott and Patrick Young, creators of the Web site Retroland about the music, television, toys and drugs of 1988.

You can also read Alex Cohen's reflection on that year on our blog.

Correction Jan. 6, 2009

The audio version of this story incorrectly said that 1968 was the year "man landed on the moon." The first moon landing actually took place on July 20, 1969.



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