If it seemed like an election cycle that included email hacks, a leaked tape from Access Hollywood and accusations of Russian collusion was a once-in-a-lifetime oddity, it’s time to study up on political history. Try an election in which a sitting president was challenged by members of his own party, a major civil rights leader was an assassination, riots broke out across the nation and a leading presidential candidate was assassinated as well.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell joined Jim Braude on his new book “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” and a few current affairs, as well.