Rob Lowe is to return to the National Geographic network as narrator of the three-night summer miniseries event The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?
No stranger to National Geographic, Lowe starred as President John F. Kennedy in last fall’s critically acclaimed Killing Kennedy, the network’s most-watched program ever and for which he received a 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination, and served as narrator for The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us last spring. Lowe will be the viewer’s guide through the program, the first definitive examination of the era of White House interns, grunge, overalls and Viagra.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Rob Lowe, an incredibly versatile and talented actor. Using his charismatic storytelling, memorable footage and original interviews, we hope to ignite conversation about what the ’90s tells us about ourselves today. Was it a transitional period between the exuberant ’80s and the war-torn ’00s, or a decade filled with long-armed innovation that still resonates today?” – Heather Moran, EVP of programming and strategy.
The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? revisits the decade through “inside out” storytelling and analysis via 120 original interviews — from unsung heroes behind the decade’s most riveting stories to the biggest names in politics, tech, movies and music. They reveal 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. With a star-studded cast of actors, eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrity interviewees, The ’90s tells the story of 10 years before boom turned into bust; 10 years when the Web was wide open; 10 years before global terror hit hard.
“I’m excited to be back working with the team at National Geographic Channel, who continue to show their commitment to creating great, entertaining and thought-provoking television programming. No one has really examined the ’90s like this before, and I think viewers will be fascinated by the dramatic changes we’ve seen in even the small amount of time that’s passed since Y2K.” – Rob Lowe