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Omnibus #49

podcast icon Posted Thursday, November 06, 2008. Total length: 28:04

Richard Nixon was elected president of the United States in 1968 after one of the most disruptive years in American politics. The sitting president, Lyndon Johnson, refused to run for re-election. Robert Kennedy entered the race and was assassinated after winning the California primary. Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of Chicago outside of the Democratic National Convention where Vice President Hubert Humphrey was nominated. George Wallace, former governor of Alabama and ardent segregationist, attempted to play spoiler with a strong third-party run. All of this against the backdrop of the seemingly never-ending war in Vietnam.

In this episode, Associate Professor of Political Science Don Beahm discusses the paths of the various candidates in the race, the obstacles they faced, and some of the lessons learned from the study of the times.

This podcast is cross posted with Born in the 60s: The First Year of Dowling College 1968-69, a blog commemorating the 40th anniversary of the College.
"Richard Nixon was an unlikely candidate until he basically remade himself."
Dr. Don Beahm

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(Music Courtesy of the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, UCSB)
0:05 Introduction

Chris Kretz, Assistant Professor/Reference Libraran

0:52 Interview
Dr. Don Beahm, associate professor of political science

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