|The Year the Dream Died:|
Revisiting 1968 in America
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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