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Your Call: Lawrence O’Donnell on how the 1968 election planted the seeds for American politics today

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In Playing with Fire, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 US presidential election that shaped American politics. 

We’ll discuss the dirty tricks politicians played to win, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Richard Nixon. O’Donnell says the 1968 election was a matter of “life and death ---- nothing less,” especially for younger voters. What lessons can we learn from that time? And what questions do you have about the world of cable news?

Guest:

Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and author of Playing with Fire, The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Web Resource:

MSNBC: The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.