Summary: A critical mistake, historic sabotage, and a fractured Democratic Party lead to an electoral landslide and a seismic change to the make-up of the American political parties.

Episode Bibliography



Studies and Other Primary Sources:

Oral Histories:

Historical speeches, news footage, and other archival tape excerpted in the episode were gathered from:

  • Alexander Street Media

  • Center for Sacramento History


  • LBJ Presidential Library

  • Miller Center at University of Virginia

  • Museum of the Moving Image

  • Ronald Reagan Library

  • UC Berkeley

  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive

  • Washington Post

  • YouTube