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.… read more

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 electronic communications from the Governor’s Suite in the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The suite was named for the three-term New York governor who, with his family, spent much of his time there. It is where he learned of his famous defeat by President Truman in 1948. Governor Dewey also lost against President Roosevelt in 1940. Prior to that he was one of the most famous prosecuting attorneys in the country and he remained powerful in the Republican Party. A debate audio clip and numerous video clips of speeches, newsreels, and campaign films were shown.

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Thomas E. Dewey, Presidential Contender

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Program ID:
301275-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 28, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2012

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  • Oct 28, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 28, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 10:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 10:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 22, 2012 | 8:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 22, 2012 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 22, 2012 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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