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The trial began on Sept. 24, 1969, 13 months after violence broke out during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, shocking the nation. In what a national commission later called a "police riot," protesters gathered in Grant Park and other...
Tags: Chicago, Prosecution, FBI, Lawyers, Judges
CHICAGO - Just four years removed from being a state senator in Springfield, the world is now hanging on every word of Barack Obama as the president-elect is set for his first post-election news conference scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Chicago time....
Tribune senior correspondentWe sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...
Sun Movie CriticRocket Science, an unconventional coming-of-age yarn that the Johns Hopkins University grad Jeffrey Blitz filmed in Baltimore two summers ago, will premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today in Park City, Utah. "I'd be lying if...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Festive Events, Science, Utah, Jim Broadbent
Spin CycleIn response to Obama's nomination, McCain's campaign blasts out an item from its official blogger, Michael Goldfarb, reminding everyone that 40 years ago, Bill Ayers, the Chicago professor and ex-Weatherman radical who was a state Senate constituent,...
(WGN-AM)- The violent clashes between police and protesters during the 1968 Democratic National Convention aren't typically considered proud moments in Chicago history. But some members of the Fraternal Order of Police want to change that. On June 26,...
(WGN-AM)- A protester who helped organize the anti-war demonstrations during the 1968 Democratic National Convention spoke out Tuesday morning against the planned reunion Friday for the Chicago police officers who were at the riots. Don Rose, a former...
The Swampby Jim Tankersley At the end of a rally in Oregon last month, during a question-and-answer session with the candidate, a woman asked Barack Obama about his campaign's battle with Hillary Clinton's over how to count delegates from two disputed......
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 18, 2000 "Steal This Movie!" is a vital and conscientious rendering of the life and times of Abbie Hoffman, one of the most charismatic figures of the '60s antiwar movement. He emerged as a countercultural hero as one of the so-...
Times Staff WriterDan Rather will step down as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" next March, on the 24th anniversary of the day he took over the job from Walter Cronkite, Rather announced today. "I have been lucky and blessed over these years to have...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of 4) Haskell Wexler, now 80, is one of the great cinematographers of the American cinema, an Oscar-winning master ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Bound for Glory") and avowed left-wing social activist. Mark S. Wexler, born in 1958,...
Times Staff WriterHaskell Wexler gave his son Mark a priceless gift. When Mark decided he wanted to make a documentary about his renowned cinematographer father, a two-time Oscar winner, Haskell wisely decided not to make it easy, with the result that "Tell Them Who You...
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