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Chicago 68 DNC 4:34 Barrett Golding

Some said 100,000; some said a million. We didn't know how many protestors would arrive in New York for the Republican National Convention. We didn't know how the police would react when they got there. What we did know is what happened the last time tens of thousands of young people took to the streets and slept in the parks outside a major party's convention. Here are some of the voices from 1968 which shaped the events one late August night in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention. [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 28 2004 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Historical, Politics, Public Affairs