31,895Sep 2, 2011
The Contenders, Historians Preview
Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion as a preview to C-SPAN’s upcoming series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed ...
14,989Dec 16, 2011
The Contenders, Historians Retrospective
Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion reflecting on the C-SPAN series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political ...
10,553Sep 9, 2011
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 ...
7,689Sep 30, 2011
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 ...
6,322Nov 11, 2011
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 ...
5,942Sep 23, 2011
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, ...
5,734Oct 28, 2011
Thomas E. Dewey, Presidential Contender
Richard Norton Smith and Thomas E. Dewey, III, talked about the life and career of 1944 and '48 Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971). They responded to telephone calls and ...
5,230Oct 21, 2011
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 ...
5,205Sep 16, 2011
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 ...
5,147Nov 25, 2011
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 ...
5,106Nov 4, 2011
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 ...
5,096Dec 9, 2011
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 ...
4,966Oct 14, 2011
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 ...
4,831Oct 7, 2011
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) ...
4,630Nov 18, 2011
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 ...
4,589Dec 2, 2011
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 ...