Rob Lowe Narrates 1980s Documentary

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) — Hollywood actor Rob Lowe will narrate “The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us,” a six-part series to air next month, National Geographic Channel announced Monday.

The star of “The West Wing,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Parks and Recreation” was a 1980s icon, thanks to his memorable work in the films “The Outsiders,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “About Last Night.”

His NatGeo documentary series is to air April 14-16. The network promises the program will offer “an unprecedented look at the moments, trends, inventions and culture that have shaped our world today.”

“National Geographic Channel is a leader in creating engaging and relevant programs that viewers can trust,” Lowe said in a statement. “This series is a unique and provocative look back at one of the most exciting and revolutionary periods in American history.”

“Rob Lowe is one of today’s most enduring actors, and his films from the 1980s were among the most popular of the decade, with the ‘Brat Pack’ films setting a new standard for the teen movie genre,” said Michael Cascio, executive vice president of programming for National Geographic Channel.

“He is the perfect narrator for this series and his voice brings to life the triumphs, challenges and effervescent spirit of this bright and important time.”