Politician and anti-war activist Tom Hayden dead at 76

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Tom Hayden wrote the Port Huron Statement, which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s. He married Hollywood actress Jane Fonda, and together they outraged anti-Communists by visiting Hanoi and bringing back American POWs. He founded Students for a Democratic Society, and helped create the anti-establishment wing of the Democratic Party — starting with disruptions at the Party’s Chicago convention in 1968. Hayden died yesterday at the age of 76.

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We look at the life and times of the writer, anti-war activist and politician with professor Todd Gitlin of Columbia University, himself a leader of the SDS, and from Michael Cohen, author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.

Credits

Guests:
Todd Gitlin - Columbia University - @toddgitlin, Michael A. Cohen - author and journalist - @speechboy71

Hosts:
Warren Olney, KCRW

Producers:
Tena Rubio, Jenny Hamel, Andrea Brody