Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated… read more

Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his campaigns and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In 1992, businessman Ross Perot won almost 19 percent of the popular vote as an independent presidential candidate. In 1996 he campaigned under the Reform Party USA. His platform included balanced budgets, health care reform, personal spending, income disparity, job exportation, campaign finance reform, and dissatisfaction with the two main political parties. Video clips included Larry King, Molly Ivins, Ed Rollins, Al Gore, and impersonators as well as Ross Perot in debates, speeches, ads, and interviews.

“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

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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301281-1
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C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 2, 2012

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  • Dec 09, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 09, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 11, 2011 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2012 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 7:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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