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Day By Day : May 26 - June 1

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In the last of his special debates to mark the 40th anniversary of 1968, John Tusa is in Washington to tell the story of this momentous year in the USA. The situation in America in 1968 has many parallels with 2008, not least as this was also an election year. The situation in America in 1968 has many parallels with 2008, not least as this was also an election year. America found itself at the centre of much of the protest which was unfolding around the world – with the country facing an increasingly difficult war in Vietnam.

May 26 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 26, 2008, 3mins As Paris recovers from riots the night before anarchists in London try to storm the French embassy. Music used in this edition Fairport Convention - Throwaway street puzzle, Fairport Convention - The Lobster, Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin Barcarolle fis-Dur Op.60

May 27 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 27, 2008, 3mins Student unrest in Germany but the French protest leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit is the star attraction. Welsh Nationalist extremists set off anoher bomb. Music used in this edition Morton Subotnick - Silver apples of the Moon Part 1, Tom Ze - Quero Sambai Meu Bem, Sapphire Thinkers - Not another night,Fairport Convention - Tale in Hard Time

May 28 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 28, 2008, 3mins Nuns are revolting in LA. Douglas Bader returns to Bomber Command. Students take over Hornsey College of Art. Music used in this edition Lee Hazlewood - Them Girls , Silver Apples - I don't care what the people say , Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover

May 29 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 29, 2008, 3mins A Kennedy loses for the first time. Danny the Red paints it black and sneaks back into France. Music used in this edition We got a good thing going - Jimmy Holiday, Serge Gainsbourg and Brigette Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde , Beatles - Back in the USSR

May 30 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 30, 2008, 3mins General De Gaulle is in a defiant mood. Newspaper magnate is sacked. Manchester United win the European Cup. Music used in this edition Scott Walker - Next, France Gall - Chanson Indienne, Beatles - Revolution 1

May 31 1968

On this day

Broadcast: May 31, 2008, 3mins Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe gets married. Thirty-four men, one woman and a dog get ready to set sail from Plymouth. Music used in this edition CAN - Nineteen Century Man, Herb Alpert - This Guy's in Love With You

June 1 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 1, 2008, 3mins One of the last public executioners shows his sensitive side. Biafran peace talks collapse. Bingo threatens pony rides at Epsom. Music used in this edition Johnny Cash - Twenty five minutes to go, Dino Valente - New wind blowing, Les Maledictus sound - Kriminal Theme



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