Robert Kennedy


The liberal ideal that died with Robert Kennedy

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, many believed Robert Kennedy was going to carry on the reforming fight. But when he too was assassinated many lost hope for a new America. Looking back 50 years on after his death on June 6, 1968, some argue that Kennedy’s death meant America lost a liberal idealism that has never been recaptured.

Conflict & Justice

Freedom Riders Ride Again

50 years ago, buses carrying civil rights workers traveled to the South to confront racism. The brutality that the Freedom Riders faced became an international embarrassment. Reporter Phillip Martin joined a group of students who recreated the journey.