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5 surprising things that 1960s TV changed

By 1960, television was firmly entrenched as America’s new hearth. Close to 90% of households had a TV, making the device almost ubiquitous. The ensuing decade would see the medium grow in both importance and range. “… And oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Credibility gap

“Credibility gap is a term that came into wide use with journalism, political and public discourse in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. At the time, it was most frequently used to describe public skepticism about the Lyndon … Continue reading

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William Sloane Coffin

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, center, followed by his sister Mary Lindsey, left, arrives at the Federal Building in Boston in this May 20, 1968 file photo. Coffin and four others including Dr. Benjamin Spock were preparing to go on trial … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill – 1969: California

Map showing the extent of the Santa Barbara Oil spill’s surface oil and initial coastal impact as of February 5th, 1969, and later, the spill’s longer reach north to near San Luis Obispo, and as far south as San Diego. … Continue reading

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The Strawberry Statement – James Simon Kunen (1969)

“‘Nobody likes a smart-ass, remember that,’ someone over thirty told me last summer. I had doubts about the dogma even then, but now I’m certain that it’s false. James Simon Kunen, 20 years old and a sometimes Columbia revolutionary, is … Continue reading

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Occupation of Alcatraz

“The Occupation of Alcatraz was an occupation of Alcatraz Island by 89 American Indians and supporters, led by Richard Oakes, LaNada Means, and others. They chose the name Indians of All Tribes (IOAT) and John Trudell was the spokesperson. According … Continue reading

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GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans – Richard Kotuk (1971)

GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans “In the summer of 1971, when United States involvement in the Vietnam war was near its peak, Richard Nixon’s government commissioned a research project. The Pentagon knew that, confronted by the trauma of losing a … Continue reading

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