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Eugene J. McCarthy

Eugene Joseph McCarthy was an American politician, writer, and academic from Minnesota. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the United States Senate from 1959 to 1971. McCarthy sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election, challenging incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson on an anti-Vietnam War platform. Wikipedia*

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Eugene J. McCarthy has 36 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1964 Compiled Program as a Democratic Senator for Minnesota. The year with the most videos was 1992 with eight videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1968 with an average of 5,757 views per program. Most appearances with Lenora Fulani (4), Bill Clinton (3), Tom Harkin (3). Most common tags: Vietnam War, Democratic Party, Journalism.

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Presidential Candidate, Democratic Party c. January 1, 1968 - c. June 6, 1968 Videos: 3 U.S. Senator, D-MN January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1971 Videos: 32 Presidential Candidate, Consumer Party c. June 1, 1988 - c. November 9, 1989 Videos: 1 Presidential Candidate,
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c. January 1, 1992 - c. June 1, 1992 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, D-MN 4th January 3, 1949 - August 24, 1958 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Senator McCarthy Memorial Service

    Senator McCarthy Memorial Service

    A memorial service for Eugene J. McCarthy was held at the National Cathedral. Senator McCarthy, a former Democratic presidential candidate who…

  • Two-Party Political System

    Two-Party Political System

    Former Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-Minnesota) spoke about the problems associated with the two-party system in the U.S. and…

  • The Writings of Eugene McCarthy

    The Writings of Eugene McCarthy

    Harper’s Magazine at a Barnes and Noble in New York City. He discussed four of his books: 1968: War & Democracy, No-Fault…

  • Vietnam: Politics and Media

    Vietnam: Politics and Media

    Participants talked about the impacts of the Vietnam War on domestic politics and on the media. Among the issues they addressed…

  • <em>Buckley v. Valeo</em> and Free Speech

    Buckley v. Valeo and Free Speech

    At a forum hosted by the Federalist Society and the James Madison Center for Free Speech former Senator Eugene McCarthy…

  • Featured Guest

    Featured Guest

    Former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) 1958-1970 talked about current news stories of interest to him, and took audience…

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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