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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