blake-neelyBlake Neely has been tapped to score the upcoming documentary series The Sixties. The show explores key moments of the 1960s through archival newsreel footage, personal movies, and interviews with eyewitnesses to history. The 10-part series features expert commentary from historians, including David McCullough, Robert Dallek, and Robert Caro, as well as recollections from journalists, such as Dan Rather, Robert MacNeil. The docudrama is executive produced by Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman (The Pacific, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Larry Crowne) for Playtone and Mark Herzog for Herzog & Company. Neely whose scoring credits include such TV shows as The Mentalist, Arrow and Everwood and features including Life As We Know It has previously scored Playtone’s HBO series The Pacific, the documentary Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D and the feature dramedy The Great Buck Howard. The Sixties is set to launch with a two-hour special episode, The Assassination of JFK (1963), this November on CNN, to coincide with the observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. More episodes will premiere in 2014.