The first 14 min. of disc 1 contains music; the remainder of the discs contain news programming and commercials. News stories covered in reports include negotiations to end a strike of New York City social workers; race riots in Milwaukee, Detroit, Riviera Beach, Florida, Portland, Oregon, Witchita, Kansas, Newburg, New York, Erie, Penn., and other cities; reactions to the civil disturbances from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Michigan governor George Romney, New York City mayor John Lindsay, and Congress of Racial Quality (CORE) leader Floyd McKissick; contract disputes with the New York City teachers' union; developments in the Vietnam War, including reports on ground fighting and the destruction of the aircraft carrier Forrestal, and criticism of the war and American foreign policy from various quarters, including reports on comments by Martin Luther King, Jr.; an earthquake in Venezuela; a gathering of Latin American communist leaders in Cuba for a solidarity conference; an uprising in Wuhan, China; a legislative campaign against store-front blood banks in New York; Charles De Gaulle's comments in support of independence for Quebec; the death of German industrialist Alfried Krupp; arrests in connection with the robbery of a mail truck in Plymouth, Mass.; a walk-out by telephone repairmen in Brooklyn; diplomatic negotiations between Israel and Egypt in the aftermath of the 6-Day War; California governor Ronald Reagan's surgery to remove bladder stones; plans for the 1968 Democratic and Republican presidental nominating conventions; the release of Rolling Stones band-members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards after arrest on drug charges, including discussion of comments by George Harrison on the legalization of marijuana; the introduction of a New York state program to combat rat infestation; new legislation limiting the types of second jobs that can be held by New York City policemen; a conference on the problems of inner-city schools at Sarah Hale vocational high school in Brooklyn; the marriage of the Earl of Harewood to Patricia Tuckworth; the search for mountain-climbers lost on Mount McKinley during a blizzard; controversy surrounding Rev. Peter O'Reilly being denied a position at Southern Illinois University; the delivery of smallpox vaccine to Costa Rica; the introduction of a new gun control measure in the U.S. Congress. In addition to brief news reports, there are commentaries by Irwin Cannon and Carl T. Rowan on the roots of the race riots and how they should be addressed; and excerpts from speeches or comments by Mayor John V. Lindsay; Floyd McKissick; Governor George Romney; Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Cyrus Vance; U.N. Secretary General U Thant; Senator J. William Fullbright; Congressman George Aiken; Vice President Hubert Humphrey; and Urban League leader Whitney Young, Jr.
24 sound discs (ca. 1494 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.