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Panic In D.C.


This story about the 1968 riots in Washington D.C. is remarkable, and a use of multimedia that’s fully justified.

From the air, through the haze of smoke, the city looked like a battlefield. On April 5, a convoy of soldiers from Fort Myer in Virginia began rolling over Memorial Bridge into the city. More came in from Fort Meade in Maryland. Eventually, 13,000 troops would arrive — the most to occupy an American city since the Civil War.

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