Campaign '68

9 EpisodesProduced by APM Reports

Fifty years ago, the country was rocked by a historic presidential campaign. The Democratic party crumbled, a new Republican era began, and the country threatened to split in two. Campaign '68 traces the twists, turns and tragic violence that followed Americans all the way to the voting booths. What… read more

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"A fundamentally divided society"

October 30th, 2018

Historian Rick Perlstein traces the country's ideological divisions from John F. Kennedy's assassination through Richard Nixon's campaign to modern …

The gender gap

October 23rd, 2018

Political scientist Lori Cox Han traces the growing role of women in politics from 1968 to now: "Women are not a monolithic voting bloc, and I think …

Art of the spectacle

October 16th, 2018

Roger Ailes helped Republicans use television to get elected for decades. He was more politically influential than many politicians themselves. In …

The politics of race

October 9th, 2018

Historian Peniel Joseph explores how racial anxiety and resentment among white voters shaped the 1968 campaign -- and still shapes politics today.

3: A figure of destiny

October 2nd, 2018

Richard Nixon campaigns on law and order, while George Wallace rises on racist rhetoric. The run for the White House intensifies.

1: A perilous course

October 2nd, 2018

1968 rolls in, the Vietnam war rages on, and early presidential primaries show a country beginning to splinter.

4: Fault lines

October 2nd, 2018

Nixon uses a powerful weapon in new ways: television. Politics will never be the same.

2: Long odds

October 2nd, 2018

The list of Democratic candidates grows. The campaign continues in the shadow of national grief.

Coming soon: Campaign '68

September 19th, 2018

1968 brought tragedy, violence and an unforgettable run for power. Campaign '68, coming Oct. 2, captures the chaos of an American presidential …
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