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  • The Contenders Ross Perot 1992 and 1996
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    Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

    Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his campaigns and…

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  • The Contenders George McGovern 1972
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    George McGovern, Presidential Contender

    Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S. McGovern (b. 1922) and responded to telephone calls and…

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  • The Contenders George Wallace 1968
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    George Wallace, Presidential Contender

    Dan Carter and Joe Reed talked about the life and career of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from in front of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Peggy…

    7,005 views
  • The Contenders Hubert Humphrey 1968
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    Hubert Humphrey, Presidential Contender

    Juan Williams and Mick Caouette talked about the life and career of 1968 Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). They responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    5,728 views
  • The Contenders Barry Goldwater 1964
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    Barry Goldwater, Presidential Contender

    Rick Perlstein, Bill McCune, and Darcy Olsen talked about the life and career of 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998). They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications and to questions from members of…

    6,775 views
  • The Contenders Adlai E Stevenson II 1952 and 1956
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    Adlai E. Stevenson II, Presidential Contender

    Historian Richard Norton Smith, former Senator Adlai Stevenson III, and Newton Minow, who had worked for him, talked about the life and career of 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E.…

    6,235 views
  • The Contenders Thomas E Dewey 1944 and 1948
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    Thomas E. Dewey, Presidential Contender

    Richard Norton Smith and Thomas E. Dewey, III, talked about the life and career of 1944 and 1948 Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971). They responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    7,281 views
  • Wendell Willkie Presidential Contender
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    Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender

    Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell…

    6,147 views
  • Al Smith Presidential Contender
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    Al Smith, Presidential Contender

    Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high…

    6,180 views
  • Charles Evans Hughes Presidential Contender
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    Charles Evans Hughes, Presidential Contender

    Historians Bernadette Meyler and David Pietrusza and former Solicitor General Paul Clement talked about the life and career of 1916 Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) and…

    5,032 views
  • Eugene V Debs Presidential Contender
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    Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

    Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the political career of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), who founded several labor unions and represented the Socialist Party of America as…

    9,863 views
  • William Jennings Bryan Presidential Contender
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    William Jennings Bryan, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of William Jennings Bryan as an enterprising figure in American politics. He was a former U.S. representative, secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson, and one of the best orators of his…

    7,535 views
  • James Blaine Presidential Contender
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    James Blaine, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of James Blaine (1830-1893) in changing politics. One of the most colorful, and divisive figures in post-Reconstruction U.S. politics, James Blaine was the 1884 Republican presidential…

    5,386 views
  • Henry Clay Presidential Contender
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    Henry Clay, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of Henry Clay (1777-1852) in changing politics. Known as the “Great Compromiser” but also as “The Dictator,” Henry Clay was perhaps the most powerful politician of his…

    10,667 views
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg
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    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. She gave a tour of her temporary chambers on the second floor of the Supreme Court building. During the…

    3,414 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emRegents of the University of California v Bakkeem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. The landmark case concerns a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected…

    13,861 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGregg v Georgiaem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

    Carol Steiker and Kent Scheidegger talked about the Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark case concerning Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his…

    19,414 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emNew York Times v United Statesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

    Floyd Abrams and Theodore Olon talked about the Supreme Court’s 1971 decision in New York Times v. United States. The case concerns the New York Times and Washington Post's successful challenge to the…

    28,843 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emTinker v Des Moinesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

    Mary Beth Tinker and Erik Jaffe talked about Tinker v. Des Moines, the 1969 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled 7-2 that students do not lose their First Amendment rights at school.…

    15,320 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emBrandenburg v Ohioem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

    Constitutional scholars Katie Fallow and Nadine Stossen talked about the 1969 landmark Supreme Court decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio. In the case the justices overturned the hate speech…

    18,892 views
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