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Hi Gene! Meet The Real Senator McCarthy

Airs Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

This documentary film looks at Sen. Eugene McCarthy's improbable and historic 1968 presidential campaign and features interviews with, among others, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, California Gov. Jerry Brown, former ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (RFK's eldest child).

Special emphasis is placed on how young students and women—many for the first time acting independently of their husbands—worked within the political system to greatly change the landscape of the 1968 election. From New Hampshire to Wisconsin to California and Chicago, the film chronicles the impact of the McCarthy campaign, which has largely been forgotten or ignored in the years that followed.

2016 Hahn Publications, Inc.

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Hi Gene! Meet The Real Senator McCarthy