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Series
Homefront USA
Series
Vietnam: A Television History
Episode Number
111
Episode Number
CBS News Special: 1968 [Part 2 of 2]
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-ms3jw86w23
UOI_ID
9133a7e563556bf9da223a4beb2057c3ed7661ec
IMPORT_ID
169154.0
Description
This footage takes a retrospective look at the Chicago demonstrations that took place alongside the 1968 Democratic Convention. During the convention, approximately 10,000 protesters had gathered outside the city to protest the Vietnam War, a heated topic that deeply divided Democratic delegates and the party at large. The Chicago mayor, Richard Daley, had refused to issue any permits for demonstrations within the city. Instead, he ordered 23,000 police and National Guardsmen to keep order. Fights between the police and protesters quickly broke out in the gathering outside the city on August 28, 1968, after an unknown protester lowered an American flag. Downtown, on that same day, more violence broke out as police began to brutally and indiscriminately beat protesters and others in a large crowd gathering to protest in the streets. The footage captured here shows part of the violence downtown in the "Battle of Michigan Avenue," which a federal commission later described as a "police riot."
Created
1968-08-28
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Global Affairs
War and Conflict
Subjects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States; Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.); political campaigns; Chicago (Ill.); Riot control; Police; Demonstrations
Publisher
CBS News, Distributor
Rights
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Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:06:47:18
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Citation
Chicago: “Homefront USA; Vietnam: A Television History; 111; CBS News Special: 1968 [Part 2 of 2],” 1968-08-28, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-ms3jw86w23.
MLA: “Homefront USA; Vietnam: A Television History; 111; CBS News Special: 1968 [Part 2 of 2].” 1968-08-28. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-ms3jw86w23>.
APA: Homefront USA; Vietnam: A Television History; 111; CBS News Special: 1968 [Part 2 of 2]. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-ms3jw86w23