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Growing Up Boomer: A Generation's Joy and Angst

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Growing Up Boomer

Boomers. They're part of the most significant demographic event in American history... a population explosion that rocked the nation between 1946 and 1964. They remember hula hoops, coonskin caps and have lived through a hurricane of social change.

Today, this largest and richest generation in history controls the US Presidency and Congress. And three quarters of fortune 500 CEOs are baby boomers. They are at the top, just as financial bottom has fallen out of many of their dreams.

Here we take a look at some of the most significant events to shape the lives of boomers, and some of the individual stories behind those events.

Posted: March 1, 2010