Backstreet Boys talk life before Internet
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Icons reflect on the '90s

Updated 3:10 PM ET, Thu August 17, 2017

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From TLC to "Friends," there's a lot to love about the final decade of the 20th century. CNN's Original Series "The Nineties" explores the years that gave us must-see TV, the Internet and Y2K.

The lovestruck genius of Urkel

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Actor Jaleel White remembers his starring role in the hit sitcom "Family Matters." According to White, the nerdy next-door neighbor loved cheese and poker but he was also "borderline obsessed" with his crush, Laura.

Why we loved 'Friends' so much

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On September 22, 1994, America fell in love when six friends first entered living rooms across the country. "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman shares her insights on one of the most successful shows of the decade.

TLC: the voice of '90s feminism

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Arguably one of the most successful "girl groups," TLC used their words, music and unique style to inspire women.

Dressing the decade

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The Tommy Hilfiger label exploded in the '90s after the designer dressed musicians, rappers, actors and models from Snoop Dogg to Britney.

'Motownphilly' is back again

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    Their R&B hits created the soundtrack for '90s teenagers across the country. This is how Boyz II Men literally went from high school into the music business.