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This Weekend in 1968

This Weekend in 1968: Political Ads

Ann Heppermann

Kara Oehler

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Robert Kennedy reaches to the crowd in 1968
(Steve Shapiro)
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1968 Richard Nixon Ad
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1980 Jimmy Carter Ad
(NatureBoyUSA)

Lately if you walk anywhere near a TV, you'll see lots of campaign ads. Everyone's vowing to make things better around here. Maybe you're annoyed by the rhetoric, maybe you're darkly fascinated. A lot of what you're hearing this time around in 2008 might seem really novel. But this weekend on our series about 1968, we'll hear how much of what is old becomes new again. Here's a review of more than 80 political ads over the past 40 years. Judge for yourself what's changed and what hasn't.

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