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Hubert Humphrey, Contender

November 18, 2011

This week C-SPAN continues its a new American History television series. It will air live each Friday evening at 8:00 PM on C-SPAN. Each program will orginate from a historic site and will feature fourteen men who lost the presidency, but changed history. These contenders were candidates in at least one national election and changed political history as a result of it. This week features Hubert Humphrey.

Contenders featured include Henry Clay, James G. Blaine, William Jennings Bryan, Eugene Debs, Charles Evan Hughes, Al Smith, Wendell Willkie, Thomas E. Dewey, Adlai Stevenson, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace, George McGovern, and Ross Perot. Watch them live each Friday night or view them in the Video Library at this site. More information is available C-SPAN The Contenders web site.

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  • re: Promos for George Wallace program

    The promos have an excerpt from the “Segregation Forever” Wallace speech and say it was in 1964. Wrong, it was 1963, from his inaugural address — Not a picky distinction.

    By 1964 Wallace was no longer talking about segregation, the year of his first Presidential campaign. By then, he spoke of “local control”, because his national campaigns would be waged in the North, where the custom was to practice segregation, but not call it such…