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Battaglio, Stephen. “War, riots and assassinations. 1968’s TV news paved the way for today’s endless, opinion-heavy coverage.” The Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2018.

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Cohen, Michael A. American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Congressional Research Service. Gun Control Legislation, by William J. Krouse. RL32842. 2012.

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Federal Communications Commission. “Television.” The Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age, by Steve Waldman. June 2011.

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Horsley, Scott. “Guns in America, By the Numbers.” NPR, January 5, 2016.

Kaiser, Charles. 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988.

Miller, Ray. Ray Miller’s Houston. Houston: Cordovan Press, 1982.

Olmstead, Kenneth, Mark Jurkowitz, Amy Mitchell, and Jodi Enda. “How Americans Get TV News at Home.” Pew Research Center, October 11, 2013.

Oppel, Richard A., Jr. “How M.L.K.’s Death Helped Lead to Gun Control in the U.S.” The New York Times, April 3, 2018.

Pach, Chester. “Lyndon Johnson’s Living Room War.” The New York Times, May 30, 2017.

Sellers, Frances Stead. “How the assassinations of 1968 led the NRA to become the lobbying force it is today.” The Washington Post, May 29, 1968.

Small, Melvin. “The Election of 1968.” Diplomatic History 28, no. 4 (September 2004): 513-28.

Tuchman, Gaye. Making News: A Study in the Construction of Reality. New York: Free Press, 1980.

image credits

Leffler, Warren K. A Man and a Woman Watching a Film Footage of the Vietnam War on a Television in the Living Room. February 13, 1968. Library of Congress.

___. Martin Luther King Jr. at Microphones. December 3, 1963. Library of Congress.

___. Negro Demonstration in Washington, DC. Justice Dept. Bobby Kennedy Speaking to Crowd. June 14, 1963. Library of Congress.

Walter Cronkite Reporting for CBS Television News. 1952. Sig Mickelson Papers; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin.