1968: The Year That Shaped A Generation

 (37:51)

Not suitable for people under 15.

About this episode

This dramatic program examines the turbulent political and social landscapes of 1968 by combining dramatic archival footage and interviews with many key participants, including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich, Carlos Fuentes and Pat Buchanan. The late legendary news correspondent and anchorman Walter Cronkite hosts this retrospective on one of the most tumultuous years in history. Individual sections spotlight topics such as Vietnam, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., student revolts and the ?68 presidential campaign and election.