How Muhammad Ali Prevailed as a Conscientious Objector
The heavyweight champion lost his title when he refused induction into the military during the Vietnam War.
Hubert Humphrey’s Vice Presidential Dilemma
Hubert Humphrey was well-respected as Lyndon B. Johnson's vice president--but he failed to capture the imagination of the young Democrats of the late 60s.
Seymour Hersh on the Future of American Journalism
Hersh talks about his career as an investigative reporter, the fate of online media, and feeble responses to Trump.
How TV Transformed the News in 1968
In 1968 violent events at home and aboard were broadcast in color on the television news, creating impacts that may have swayed the presidential election.
The Tet Offensive: What Were They Thinking?
The Tet Offensive of January 1968 has been much studied from the American perspective, but what did the North Vietnamese think about it?
When Did the Media Become a “Watchdog?”
The media changed its coverage over the course of the Vietnam War. But it may not have become more adversarial.
The Making of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Though now celebrated for its modern, minimal design and contemplative space, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was once the subject of heated debates.
From Vietnam to Mizzou: Student Activism After the 1960s
Is campus activism back?
After Returning From War, Veterans Find Solace In Art
The role of art in helping veterans heal from the traumas of war.
The Vietnam War: 50 Years (and More) Later
The 50th anniversary of the vietnam war is somewhat misleading: The U.S. had been involved in Vietnam for well over a decade already by 1965