Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Legendary television news correspondent and anchorman Walter Cronkite hosts this retrospective of one the most tumultuous years in American history -- 1968. Change was in the air and optimism ran high in the Civil Rights Movement and the 1968 Presidential campaign. The hopes of many were dashed by the shocking assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. Riots broke out in the streets, as people expressed their anger at these tragic deaths, as well as continued American involvement in Vietnam. The video presents archival film footage of these and other events, along with interviews of important figures of the day.