Echoes of 1968 Americans mourned the deaths of the Rev. Martin Luther King and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and people marched in protest of the Vietnam War. This occasional series looks at how these and other events of 1968 continue to reverberate 40 years later.

40 Years Later, Apollo 8 Moon Mission Still Awes

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'Clear And Hold' Showing Results 40 Years Later

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Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

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An Oscar Crop With An Instinct For Change

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1968 Convention Sparked Reforms For Democrats

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Daley May Outlast Father As Chicago Mayor

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1968 Chicago Riot Left Mark On Political Protests

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Prague Spring Ignored In Post-Communist Society

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Soviets Attacked Czechs' 'Virus Of Freedom' In '68

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Janis Ian Recounts Her Renegade Teen Years

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Earl Warren's Legacy

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Valle Giulia Has Taken On Mythological Stature

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