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1968: 50 Years Later - Part 3: The Voters Have Their Say


The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus. 

In this final reflection, Richard Nixon stages a political comeback. Segregationist Gov. George Wallace mounts an independent presidential bid. And a conflicted Hubert Humphrey breaks from LBJ and gives a televised speech opposing the bombing in North Vietnam. Days before the election, President Johnson stops the bombing in an effort to boost peace talks. Nixon holds on to narrowly win the election. 

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