Book Discussion on Alfred E. Smith

Mr. Finan discussed his biography of one-time presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith, published by Hill and Wang. Mr. Smith… read more

Mr. Finan discussed his biography of one-time presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith, published by Hill and Wang. Mr. Smith was a four-time governor of New York who lost the 1928 presidential election to Herbert Hoover by a landslide. Mr. Finan argues that the loss may have less to do with Hoover’s popularity than the anti-Catholic sentiment in the country. He also explores Smith’s relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt who succeeded him as governor. Mr. Finan also explains the reasons behind the break in their friendship after Roosevelt captured the 1932 Democratic presidential nomination by gaining support from the Protestant Southern Democrats who rejected Smith four years earlier. Mr. Finan answered questions following his remarks. close

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New York, New York, United States
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Sep 21, 2002
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2004

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  • Sep 21, 2002 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2002 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2003 | 3:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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