1968 Campaign

Margaret O’Mara opens her discussion of the 1968 with Lyndon Johnson’s decision to abandon his bid for reelection.  This was a dramatic TV announcement in March that followed an equally unexpected on-air commentary from noted TV new anchor Walter Cronkite about the “stalemate” in Vietnam.  Click on the image below to see the series of clips that recreate O’Mara’s opening vignette.

Cronkite

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