Adlai E. Stevenson II, Presidential Contender

Historian Richard Norton Smith, former Senator Adlai Stevenson III, and Newton Minow, who had worked for him, talked about the life and… read more

Historian Richard Norton Smith, former Senator Adlai Stevenson III, and Newton Minow, who had worked for him, talked about the life and career of 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-1965). They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from the Stevenson family home in Libertyville, Illinois. While governor of Illinois, he was drafted as the Democratic nominee against General Eisenhower. Twice defeated in the general election, he lost the 1960 nomination to Senator John Kennedy, who later appointed him as ambassador to the United Nations. Video clips of speeches and campaign ads were shown, including an August 1, 1960, news conference with Senator Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy was heard in a March 1964 interview.

“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics. close

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Program ID:
301276-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Nov 4, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2012

Airing Details

  • Nov 04, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 04, 2011 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 06, 2011 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 27, 2011 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 29, 2012 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2012 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2012 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2012 | 1:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2012 | 9:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2012 | 5:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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