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32 minutes | 2 years ago
"A fundamentally divided society"
Historian Rick Perlstein traces the country's ideological divisions from John F. Kennedy's assassination through Richard Nixon's campaign to modern politics.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
The gender gap
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 that's one of the biggest misconceptions out there."
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Art of the spectacle
Roger Ailes helped Republicans use television to get elected for decades. He was more politically influential than many politicians themselves. In 1968, Ailes helped Richard Nixon win the White House -- and he was only getting started. Gabriel Sherman, author of a biography on Ailes, traces how the master manipulator shaped elections from Nixon to Trump.
45 minutes | 2 years ago
The politics of race
Historian Peniel Joseph explores how racial anxiety and resentment among white voters shaped the 1968 campaign -- and still shapes politics today.
14 minutes | 2 years ago
4: Fault lines
Nixon uses a powerful weapon in new ways: television. Politics will never be the same.
11 minutes | 2 years ago
3: A figure of destiny
Richard Nixon campaigns on law and order, while George Wallace rises on racist rhetoric. The run for the White House intensifies.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
2: Long odds
The list of Democratic candidates grows. The campaign continues in the shadow of national grief.
10 minutes | 2 years ago
1: A perilous course
1968 rolls in, the Vietnam war rages on, and early presidential primaries show a country beginning to splinter.
4 minutes | 2 years ago
Coming soon: Campaign '68
1968 brought tragedy, violence and an unforgettable run for power. Campaign '68, coming Oct. 2, captures the chaos of an American presidential election.
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