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Did you come to Chicago to change the world?

...or did you already live here and have to deal with the influx of protesters? As you probably know, we've been marking the 40th anniversary of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention all this week. That coverage has been leading up to tomorrow's episode of Eight Forty-Eight when Alison Cuddy takes your calls on the topic. On the web team, we've been collecting personal stories from people who involved in the event in some way. If you'd like to have your story recorded for posterity call us at 888-450-6502 and share your story. We'll be posting personal stories throughout the month, so be sure to check back often. For now, enjoy this film produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (now known as UIC) on the convention:

(Be forewarned- some of the language in this film could be considered offensive)

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