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Politics & Culture
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Campaign History, Politics & Art, Civil Rights History,
Music & Politics, Protest History, Politics & TV, etc.


Art, Satire, Politics

“Enemy of the President”

1970s

Cartoonist Paul Conrad
draws the ire
of Richard Nixon.

Music & Civil Rights

“Strange Fruit”

1939

Billie Holiday sings
haunting song
of protest.

Publishing & Politics

“Power in the Pen”

1962-1963

Silent Spring creates political firestorm, White House report & Congressional hearings.

Politics & Television

“Brian’s Song”

1977-2012

Brian Lamb’s C-SPAN
opens up Congress; brings
new citizen participation.

Publishing & Politics

“Nader’s Raiders”

1968-1974

Ralph Nader’s student
“study groups” turned
Washington inside-out.

Politics & Celebrity

“Barack & Bruce”

2008-2012

Bruce Springsteen & other
celebrities helped President Obama win re-election.

Music & Politics

“Barracuda Politics”

2008

Sarah Palin campaign music
at Republican convention
riles rock group, Heart.

Music & Politics

“Reagan & Springsteen”

1984

How Bruce Springsteen’s
music became part of a
Ronald Reagan speech.

Publishing & Politics

“Profiles in Courage”

1954-2008

The story of the book that
helped put Jack Kennedy
in the White House.


Politics & Celebrity

“1968 Presidential Race”

Democrats

Paul Newman & friends
jump into the political
fray of 1968.

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt.1: 1958-60

Frank Sinatra’s “Rat Pack”
cavort with & campaign for
JFK in his White House bid.

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt. 2: 1961-64

Good times JFK Inaugural
is followed by some falling
out and tragic endings.

Hollywood & Politics

“1968 Presidential Race”

Republicans

Film star John Wayne &
others in Hollywood
turn out for the Republicans.


Music & Politics

“I Won’t Back Down”

1989-2008

A Tom Petty rock ‘n roll tune
has become a favorite
for political campaigns.

Politics & Television

“The Kefauver Hearings”

1950 – 1951

Televised Senate hearings
boost political fortunes of
Senator Estes Kefauver.

Advertising & Politics

“LBJ’s Atomic Ad”

1964

“Daisy Girl” TV ad
ushers in
negative campaigning.

Publishing, Politics, Art

“FDR & Vanity Fair”

1930s

Magazine cover art &
caricature during Franklin
Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Music & Politics

“I’m A Dole Man”

1996

A 1960s’ soul song
becomes Bob Dole’s
political campaign music.

Protest Music

“Four Dead in O-hi-o”

1970

A protest song recalls
America’s darker days
during the Vietnam War.

Statues & Icons: Politics

“RFK in Brooklyn”

1966-1972

A Robert F. Kennedy
memorial & 1960s help for Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Sports-to-Politics

Bill Bradley

1960s-2009

He rose to the U.S. Senate & Presidential politics from his basketball values.


Music-to-Politics

“Orleans-to-Congress”

1972-2009

John Hall, 1970s rocker,
becomes a U.S.
Congressman in 2006

Video

Dylan: “Only A Pawn…”

1963

Bob Dylan performs a famous
civil rights song at the 
Newport Folk Festival.

Music & Civil Rights

“Only A Pawn in
Their Game”

Dylan’s 1963 appearance
in Mississippi & his
’60s civil rights music.

Politics & Television

Nixon’s Checkers Speech

Sept 1952

Endangered VP candidate
Richard Nixon discovers
the “magic” of television.

TV, Politics, Entertainment

“The Frost-Nixon Biz”

1977 – 2009

The 30-year history of the David
Frost-Richard Nixon interviews
in print, on stage & in Hollywood.

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