Thomas Alan Schwartz
Agnew demonstrated the vulnerability of mass media to populist attacks, firing some of the first shots in a culture war that persists to this day.
Americans witnessed an unprecedented event 50 years ago: live television coverage on all three national networks of a speech by the vice president of the United States.
Speeches by vice presidents never received such attention. But the address on Nov. 13, 1969, by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to the Midwest...
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