Series/Themes: Historical and Political Themes, Special Guests, TV on the Big Screen
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 86 min.
Director: Mark Herzog.
Featuring: Tom Hanks, Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Pat Buchanan.
Mapping the tumultuous events of the entire year, 1968 highlights monumental shifts in the modern landscape of American politics. Through the use of never-before-seen archival footage, the four-part docuseries incorporates contemporary interviews with journalists, historians, and notable public figures, to parallel the political and social movements of the past with the present day. Sectioned off by seasons, Part Three: Summer unpacks the aftermath of Senator Robert Kennedy’s death and its impact on the presidential race. Part Four: Fall recounts the historic election of Richard Nixon, as well as the live broadcast of the first-ever images of the earth from space, taken by Apollo 8. Discussion with director Mark Herzog and political strategist Ron Christie, moderated by Niki Hemmer (Miller Center)
Supported by The Miller Center