'Then Everything Changed': Big Moments in American History

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Historians usually stick to facts, but sometimes it’s fun to play the "what if" game with history. What if president-elect John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in December 1960? What if Robert Kennedy had lived through Sirhan Sirhan's attempt on his life and became president in 1968? What if Gerald Ford had corrected a misstep in the 1976 presidential debate with Jimmy Carter and won a second term?

Long-time political journalist and CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield imagines all of these scenarios in his new book "Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics."


Jeff Greenfield

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]

I have always enjoyed the well researched alternate histories.

Mar. 10 2011 10:41 PM

This kind of speculation is what most news reporters do every day. It feels like speculation is the only reason newscasters, writers and pundits have a job.

Mar. 10 2011 07:37 AM

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