Hubert Humphrey, Presidential Contender

Juan Williams and Mick Caouette talked about the life and career of 1968 Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey… read more

Juan Williams and Mick Caouette talked about the life and career of 1968 Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from the 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Topics included his record on civil rights reform as Minneapolis mayor and then U.S. senator, his relationship with the Kennedys and President Johnson, his views on Vietnam, and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He lost a close race to former Vice President Nixon and did not obtain the Democratic nomination in the following elections. He resumed his Senate career until his death. Video clips included speeches, broadcasts, and interviews, including many from Mr. Caouette’s documentary.

“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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301278-1
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C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
First Aired:
Nov 18, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2012

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  • Nov 18, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 18, 2011 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 10:29am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 2011 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2012 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2012 | 7:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2012 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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