Category Archives: 1968 DNC

Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign, 1968

“The Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign of 1968 was launched by Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota in the latter part of 1967 to vie for the 1968 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. The focus of his campaign … Continue reading

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Miami and the Siege of Chicago – Norman Mailer (1968)

“Some 40 years ago, the cumulatively unbearable stresses of war in Vietnam, a revolution in civil rights and a series of unexpected, bug-eyed cultural uprisings sent America into a psychological meltdown. Norman Mailer wrote a two-volume participant-¬≠observer journalistic portrait of … Continue reading

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“Dan Rather Gets PUNCHED In the Stomach, at 1968 DNC!!”

“While trying to interview a Georgia delegate being escorted out of the building, CBS News correspondent Dan Rather was grabbed by security guards and roughed up. While Rather was reporting from the convention floor, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite turned … Continue reading

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Medium Cool – Haskell Wexler (1969)

“Medium Cool is a 1969 American drama film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. It takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. It was notable … Continue reading

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“The whole world is watching”

“‘The whole world is watching’ was a chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel the evening of August 28 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was broadcast from taped footage on the night of … Continue reading

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