1968: Smithsonian Tries to Find the Bright Side of a Rotten Year

While one would not ordinarily argue with the Smithsonian Institute about American history, the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary on 1968 requires a few asterisks.

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Dr. King in Memphis.
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Jim Redding looks at the uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1968.
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The Apollo 8 capsule, on display at the Smithsonian.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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