Stephen Talbot uses a chronological approach to examine the events of 1968. Archive footage and interviews of several key participants are used to highlight most of the major events of the year. The Tet Offensive, Eugene McCarthy's campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the student takeover of Columbia University, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Paris student revolts, the mass murder by the Mexican government of protesters in Mexico City a week before the Summer Olympics, the police riots in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, the third party candidacy of George Wallace, and the election of Richard Nixon are all examined to explain how one year changed society.
Did You Know?
I thinks there's an amount of bitterness and animosity that our generation is going to carry to its grave.
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles See more