This week on From the Vault we revisit an outstanding documentary titled A Night in Chicago, which was recorded in Chicago on August 27th, 1968, at the turbulent Democratic National Convention. Incorporating field recordings to capture the tension and brutality outside the convention hall, we'll hear Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale at a rally, Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's 'birthday' party, and comments from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel regarding police brutality at religious prayer vigil. This program was produced by Elsa Knight Thompson, and features news reports by Dale Minor, Phil Watson, and Bob Fass.
Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman introduces A Night in Chicago, and later shares her thoughts on Pacifica's importance in the news business.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.