Observer Radio Episode 53: Civil Rights 50 Years Later

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton

In this episode, politics writer Chris Hooks gets us up to speed on the Civil Right Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX this week. Staff writer Patrick Michels joins us to discuss a State Board of Education hearing on whether or not to create an elective on Mexican-American studies.

In the guest spot this week, UT journalism professor Robert Jensen joins us to talk about Dean Starkman’s The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark and what implications the book may have for investigative journalism.

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