Category Archives: Rob. Kennedy

The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers

Demonstrators greet military police with jeers outside the Democratic National Convention headquarters, August 29, 1968. “A key figure in and historian of the New Left, Todd Gitlin was president of Students for a Democratic Society in 1964–65 and helped organize … Continue reading

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment – Robert Drew (1963)

“Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment is a 1963 cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Robert Drew. The film centers on the University of Alabama‘s “‘Stand in the Schoolhouse Door‘ integration crisis of June 1963. Drew and the other filmmakers, including … Continue reading

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“We Want Bobby!” Robert F. Kennedy’s Final Minutes

“The June 6, 1968, issue of the Village Voice reported on the shooting of Andy Warhol by a disgruntled wannabe playwright, which took place on June 3. Media moved at a slower pace back then, and so there is no … Continue reading

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10 Early Late Night TV Interviews You’d Never See Today

Fidel Castro on The Ed Sullivan Show (1959) “Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would … Continue reading

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Cuban Missile Crisis

“The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in … Continue reading

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Laotian Civil War

Laos became drawn into the Vietnam War primarily because the North Vietnamese began moving men and supplies through Laos as part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The photograph was dated March 18, 1970. “The Laotian Civil War (1953–75) was … Continue reading

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My part in the anti-war demo that changed protest for ever

A protester is bundled away outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square. “The only direct reporting from Saigon in the Observer on 17 March 1968 was on an inside page: a two-column dispatch by Gavin Young reflecting on the sobering … Continue reading

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