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Iowan Tim Schmitt on national "History Detectives" August 16

August 11, 2010


Iowa resident featured on August 16 "History Detectives" episode.



Tim Schmitt of Des Moines will be interviewed for the August 16 episode of History Detectives, airing at 8 p.m. Tim's story involves a political poster. A description is below.


The words and images on this poster draw battle lines. We see a photo of what looks like a stern police officer, a clenched fist, and the wording: “Hot Town – Pigs in the Streets…But the streets belong to the people! Dig it?”


Who made this poster and why?

We see one more clue along the bottom: the words “Sunshine Jubilee.”

History Detectives talks with an expert on political graphics, meets a retired police officer that worked for the Chicago police during the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and finally narrows to one individual who brings all the pieces together.


For immediate release:
August 11, 2010

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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