1968: 'The Year the Dream Died'

Friday, August 5, 2016
The Year the Dream Died:
Revisiting 1968 in America
Who can ponder the present day and not hear echoes of 1968?

Violent death in public places, racial unrest, a fractured Democratic Party, a law-and-order Republican presidential candidate.

It was, as Sidney Blumenthal wrote in The New York Times, a year "almost everyone wishes had never happened."

So revisit 1968 with a reporter present for many of its world-changing events—including the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago.

In 1997, Jules Witcover joined me for an interview about his then-new book on that watershed time, The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting 1968 in America.

Listen now. What parallels do you spot?


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