Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America

When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America

February 14, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About the Event

In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald J. Granieri is joined by Heather Hendershot to revisit the TV coverage of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Hendershot and Granieri will discuss Hendershot's new book, When the News Broke, and the convention as a pivotal moment in American political history, a turning point in the public’s trust in national news sources.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world. 

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Heather Hendershot

Heather Hendershot - Heather Hendershot is a professor of film and media at MIT. She is the author of When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America; Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line; and more.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.