Reuven Frank on the 1968 Democratic National Convention

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

News executive/producer Reuven Frank discusses television news coverage of the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention – and the chaos that ensued.

“When you go back over the records, only a little bit of the violence got on tape. It was much worse, the stuff that was out of the range of the camera. And when that investigator…coined the term ‘police riot,’ he used an exact term. That's really what it was. They went nuts.”

Watch Reuven Frank's full interview, where he talks about shows and documentaries he produced, as well as his years as President of NBC News.

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