Rethinking the Sixties

August 24, 2008

Forty years ago the streets of Chicago exploded as police clashed with anti-war protesters at the Democratic National Convention. It's one of the momentous events that defined the Sixties. Or is it? Some historians now say the rise of the conservative movement is what truly made history in the Sixties. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll dissect the Sixties - and talk with activist Tom Hayden.

  1. Tom Hayden on 60's Activism

    We look back at the legacy of the sixties: Tom Hayden, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society and later a State Assemblyman and Senator in California, talks with Steve Paulson.

    0
    Your rating: None
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  2. Gil Halsted on His Return to Vietnam

    Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Gil Halstead considers himself a veteran of the anti-war movement.

    0
    Your rating: None
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  3. Suze Rotolo on Bob Dylan

    Suze Rotolo was Bob Dylan's inseparable companion in the early 60s'. She's now written a memoir called "A Freewheelin' Time."

    0
    Your rating: None
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  4. Charles Monroe-Kane on Baby Boomers

    Charles Monroe-Kane is tired of hearing Baby Boomers wax nostalgic and he tells us why.

    0
    Your rating: None
    3.666665
    Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
  5. Rick Perlstein on the Rise of Conservatives

    Rick Perlstein is a historian who thinks the real story of the sixties is the rise of the modern conservative movement.

    0
    Your rating: None
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)