American Radio Works: Campaign '68

Sat, 10/25/2008 - 3:00pm

Pictured: Richard Nixon.


The dramatic 1968 presidential election was a watershed in American politics. For half a century, the Democratic Party had dominated the political landscape. But in 1968, it crumbled. Richard Nixon was elected president and a new era of Republican conservatism was born. Some say 2008 may be the end of that era. American Radio Works: Campaign '68, airing Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2, will reveal to contemporary listeners the remarkable resonances between these two landmark political years, and how the events and consequences of 1968 help us better understand the 2008 race.