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The Contenders: A Look Back

December 16, 2011

This week C-SPAN looks back at its Contenders series this Friday evening at 8:00 PM on C-SPAN. The fourteen-week series has ended. Each program originated from a historic site and featured 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 we look back the series and what we have learned..

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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