What made Nebraska matter during the presidential campaigns of 1968? Hundreds of people were drawn into a once-in-a-lifetime political storm. Bobby Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, and George Wallace competed for the support of their parties. Conservatives and liberals clashed. The U.S. was fighting a controversial war. Race shaped the political landscape. Never before had Nebraska received so much attention from those campaigning to become President of the United States.
"68: The Year Nebraska Mattered features rare film footage, recollections of campaign volunteers and the story of how this turbulent year rippled through Nebraska politics.
Some of the historic footage used in this program was literally rescued from the dumpster by an intern at a television station and hadn't been seen publicly in 40 years.