Life Portrait of Zachary Taylor

In the twelfth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Zachary Taylor was discussed. Mr. Peak and… read more

In the twelfth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Zachary Taylor was discussed. Mr. Peak and Mr. Smith talked about various aspects of Taylor’s life including his military career, in which he saw action in wars from the War of 1812 to the Mexican War, his nomination as a Whig candidate, and his death in office. Ms. Rising talked about her research into Taylor’s death which led to the exhumation of his body and scientific tests in an attempt to determine the cause of death. These tests were inconclusive. During the program guests answered viewers' questions and an elementary school student was interviewed. close

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Life Portrait of Zachary Taylor

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Program ID:
123944-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 1999
Last Aired:
Apr 23, 2001

Airing Details

  • May 31, 1999 | 8:56am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 1999 | 12:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 04, 1999 | 9:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 05, 1999 | 1:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 05, 1999 | 2:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 1999 | 3:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1999 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 1999 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 1999 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2000 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 18, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2001 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2001 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2001 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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