In the 1960s, Gitlin was a political activist. In 1963 and 1964, Gitlin was president of Students for a Democratic Society; he was elected, he writes, because "none of the other four candidates, each of whom was experienced, was willing to serve," since "we mistrusted power, including our own! Recruiting leaders was hard. Wikipedia*
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Todd Gitlin has 15 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Forum as a Professor for the Sociology Department of the University of California, Berkeley. The year with the most videos was 1996 with three videos as a Professor for the Sociology Department of the New York University. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 599 views per program. Most appearances with Walter Berns (2), Tom Hayden (2). Most common tags: Liberals, Arts & Literature, Media.