How The '68 Election Changed America
9pm NIXON'S THE ONE: The '68 Election - History/Culture Documentary
A WLRN Original Production
In 1962, Richard Nixon's once meteoric political career lay in ruins. The former vice-president had suffered two bitter losses; one in the 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, the other in a bid for the governorship of his home state of California. Yet, only six years later, Nixon would be elected President of the United States. How did it happen? Why did it happen?
Nixon’s the One is anything but a nostalgic trip through the “flower power” decade. Rather, it’s a sobering, wry look at how the Sixties divided us—and how Nixon stepped into the breach to claim the biggest prize of all.