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.

4: Fault lines

October 2nd, 2018


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

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.

2: Long odds

October 2nd, 2018


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

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.

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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