Free Download When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B0C6B7S5C5 | 2023 | 14 hours and 56 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 427 MB
Author: Heather Hendershot
Narrator: Rosemary Benson
"The whole world is watching!" cried protestors at the 1968 Democratic convention as Chicago police beat them in the streets. When some of that violence was then aired on network television, another kind of hell broke loose. Some viewers were stunned and outraged; others thought the protestors deserved what they got. No one-least of all Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley-was happy with how the networks handled it. In When the News Broke, Heather Hendershot revisits television coverage of those four chaotic days in 1968-not only the violence in the streets but also the tumultuous convention itself. Ultimately, Hendershot reveals the convention as a pivotal moment in American political history, when a distorted notion of "liberal media bias" became mainstreamed and nationalized.