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Democratic History Part Two

Veteran broadcaster Robert Trout continues his series, recalling his political coverage over the years to tell the history of the Democratic Party. Today, Trout remembers how radio coverage of the conventions changed the way the public perceived convention news. In 1948, Northern and Southern Democrats were sharply divided on issues of race, as the country listened in. When Southern delegates left the convention in a huff, it became known as the Dixiecrat walkout.

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