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Interviews with a wide spectrum of voices offer a personal perspective on what was happening here. They include a glib Arlo Guthrie, whose classic Alice's Restaurant crystallized growing anti-war ferment, an earnest Bruce Springsteen, and Andrew Young, who was with Dr. King when he was gunned down. An inspired pairing is kindred spirits Tommy Smothers, who, with his brother, Dick, brought the counterculture into America's living rooms with The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. But most effective are the ordinary citizens whose lives took extraordinary turns in 1968. We meet an army nurse and wounded Vietnam vet, who married and now offer counseling to injured vets of the war in Iraq. David Smith, founder of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, decries the destructive legacy of drugs. The program ends, as did 1968, on a moment of hope and triumph as the Apollo 8 astronauts circle the moon, and newly elected President Nixon promises to "bring us together." Leave it to Buchanan to posit that 1968 was the beginning of the culture wars that would lead to the Red and Blue state divide of 2004. Still, a year that gave us 2001: A Space Odyssey, pitcher Denny McLain's 30-win season, and "the San Francisco Sound" can't be all bad. 1968 is an illuminating time capsule. --Donald Liebenson
Sometimes the editing feels "soft" and the material is a bit redundant around the commercial breaks.
Having been born in 1968 it was great to see so many of the events that literally "changed" America unfold before my eyes.
In 1968 he faces his demons and did the right thing by announcing that he would not run for re-election.
Having lived in San Francisco and going to school and teaching during this era, this was the most accurate depiction of the 60s.Published 24 days ago by Peter L. Tarantino
It just didn't have all the stuff I expected. I bought it to teach my 18yr old son about the era.Published 15 months ago by Denise Bliss
The History Channel produced this documentary about the crazy and chaotic year of 1968 that is hosted and narrated by NBC's Tom Brokow. Mr. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joe Owen
All though I'm old enough to say I lived through this time and remember most of what I saw and heard on the disc. Tom Brokaw tells it better than I remember. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael R Miranda
Could not believe the memories this video brought back. The footage is incredible. A must have for anyone that lived through the 60'sPublished on December 15, 2011 by michael s. meyers
You cannot separate this year from the incredible rock music that helped define it, yet what you get in this so-so documentary is fake 60's music that is meant to sound like it... Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by CB
EVERYBODY aught to see this movie - this was the year that changed our world... This is an amazing documentary ..... and quite tragic...Published on May 30, 2011 by TEE
I was a teenager in 1968 and remembered that year like it was yesterday. Anyway, this is a great video about the year 1968! It's not boring and has good relevant information. Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by Bobby Cruz
Got what I ordered with short delivery lead-time at a fair price. The product was in excellent condition.Published on May 19, 2010 by David G. Doughty