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September 6th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

Life in the 1980s: a look back to the first Crossfire era

Originally posted on the CNN Living section.

(CNN) - "Crossfire" is back, and just look how much life has changed since that first show in 1982. The clothes. The hair. The music.

Yeah, we love the '80s, too.

In the early years, the political debate show was all about the Cold War, Reagan administration, death penalty, sex education - and bow-ties, big glasses and tweed blazers with diagonally striped ties. The first show on June 25, 1982, focused on Alexander Haig's resignation as secretary of state.

These days, 31 years later, we're just as diverse on the daily commentary. Syria is weighing heavily on our minds, but then we just can't seem to stop talking about Miley Cyrus' over-the-top twerking performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Culturally so much has changed.

With "Crossfire's" return, CNN iReport invited CNN readers to dish on life in the '80s. Many readers talked about coming of age and finding themselves during that era, with a little help from heavy metal, hairspray and MTV. These are some of our favorite takeaways:

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  1. Francois Sagat ( Militay base CA )

    I used to feather my hair when I was in High School. I would get ready for school and put on my Jordache Jeans and feather my hair. My boyfriend drove an ice cream truck and all the kids in school called me feather. I miss the ice cream and my boyfriend. I was not hairy back then and it was easier to find a man.

    January 7, 2014 at 3:06 am | Reply

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