On the anniversaries of major events in American history, I like to ask the youts (mid-20's) at work about the significance of the date. Of course, no one was aware that Nov 22 was the JFK assassination. I'll ask on Monday what significant even happened on Saturday. Odds are, they won't know, even with a few mentions of it in the media. They do know, however, when the release moment is for the next super-duper video game.
This is the generation that is more and more going to the polls to vote for our leaders. I don't see it turning out very well.