George Wallace, Presidential Contender

Dan Carter and Joe Reed talked about the life and career of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Dan Carter and Joe Reed talked about the life and career of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from in front of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Peggy Wallace Kennedy also commented from the foyer. He was a state attorney, legislator, judge, and a four-term governor. He became a national figure during the civil rights movement with his pro-segregation stance and sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1964, 1972, and 1976. In 1968 he ran as a third-party candidate, receiving 46 electoral votes and 13.5 percent of the popular vote. Dan Carter called him “the most influential loser” in 20th-century U.S. politics. Video clips were shown of news reels, campaign ads, news conferences, and speeches.

“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:
301279-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Nov 25, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2012

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  • Nov 25, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 2011 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 2011 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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