IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- AUGUST 27, 1968- DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION- CHICAGO- “I THINK WE’VE GOT A BUNCH OF THUGS HERE, DAN.”

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It was fifty years ago today- August 27, 1968- In Chicago at the Democratic National Convention- the protests in Grant Park were peaceful but in Lincoln Park things turned violent. In the Convention Hall itself CBS’s Dan Rather was roughed up as he attempted to interview a delegate who was being escorted out of the hall. The entire episode was captured on CBS’s coverage.

link to video below.

 

https://danratherjournalist.org/about-dan/controversies/punched-1968-dnc/video-1968-democratic-national-convention

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4 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- AUGUST 27, 1968- DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION- CHICAGO- “I THINK WE’VE GOT A BUNCH OF THUGS HERE, DAN.”

    • Poor Dan Rather! .. That was around the time they had peaked- with the Automatic For The People album– I know there are some who disagree but I am not a big fan of their later work- but up to say 1993 they were money.

    • Monster was the last thing I really really liked by them. What a raw song What’s the Frequency, Kenneth is… no overproduction on that.
      The story was so strange.

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