The thing about 1960 is that the magnitude of television influence was just starting to manifest. As such television broadcasting really doesn't have that much of an effect on the state of the game.
Fast forward 56 years and the effect of Television (and now other media, like Twitter) is much more pronounced.
So, I don't think the current base for 1960 would serve well as a simulation for 2016.
That doesn't mean it wouldn't be a great topic for a game (much the same way that 2000 would be a great theme for many of the same reasons) - just that some of the base mechanics have to change fairly significantly to reflect the modern era.
That is all true. And this would be an amazing game.