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groovedaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:17 AM
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Brokaw says 1960s' legacy still unknown - CJ
Brokaw says 1960s' legacy still unknown - Courier Journal - November 28, 2007
By Chris Kenning

The 1960s were in full flower when newsman Tom Brokaw wandered among the hippies and runaways in San Francisco, looking "like a narc" in a reporter's coat and tie as he examined the counterculture and its antiwar movement.

But that '60s idealism appears not to have translated into the same kind of antiwar activism against the war in Iraq, he told a crowd at the Kentucky Author Forum at the Kentucky Center last night.

"Something has been lost," he said, sparking some "guilt" and "puzzlement" among some baby boomers about at least one portion of the era's legacy.

The former anchor of NBC Nightly News was in Kentucky to promote his latest book, "BOOM! Voices of the Sixties."

More: http://tinyurl.com/2uggmf


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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:04 AM
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1. Maybe, Tom, part of the difference has been caused by sellout
corporate assclowns such as yourself who have been peddling right-wing propaganda for the last 25 years over the public airways.

Restore the Fairness Doctrine!
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:40 AM
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2. Bingo
It wasn't lost. It was deliberately destroyed by the alarmed plutocracy.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:21 AM
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3. Tom Brokaw is just another dirty prick and a needed participant to complete the circle.
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:28 AM
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4. why the hell does it matter what Brokaw says?
n/t
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:39 AM
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5. More than likely because of the way the last 40 years of history has
been rewritten. Case in point - "Sir, No Sir" about the active duty GI movement to end the Vietnam War. My DH & I were stunned watching this documentary, not knowing one thing about it all. There is a sociology professor saying the exact same thing - history has been supressed.

What really got me was starting in 1968 was all the incidents of fragging. (Killing of senior officer by enlisted men.) It was so bad, that Nixon started the air bombings because the military couldn't trust the troops on the ground to actually fight.

You should see all the underground GI newspapers that were going around. Amazing...

Let's go foward to today - the same neo-cons who started the Vietnam war started the current quagmire's we are in now. They saw how the populous turned against the war through the media, which is why the media is so tightly controlled today. Are we going to see daily body counts? Hell no. Are we going to see Katie Couric reporting on fragging? As if.

Last night I was trying to figure out a way to send this documentary to the troops in Iraq & Afghanistan, to show them that is okay to stand and say no more.

Thank you to whomever suggested this documentary here at DU. I probably would never had heard of it.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:58 AM
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6. Who cares what Brokaw thinks about the Sixties? Goofy journalists like him
say something and people act like it was a message from God/Goddess him/herself.

Like "the Greatest Generation." Not dissing them, but just because Brokaw says it doesn't make it Holy Writ.

Same for "Camelot" used to refer to the Kennedy administration.

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