Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord Anton Nelson was an American politician and environmentalist from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. A Democrat, he was the founder of Earth Day, which launched a new wave of environmental activism. Wikipedia*

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Gaylord Nelson has 13 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 News Conference. The year with the most videos was 1990 with five videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2000 with an average of 1,341 views per program. Most appearances with John F. Kerry (2), James Blanchard (2), Roy Romer (2). Most common tag: Environment.

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U.S. Senator, D-WI January 8, 1963 - January 3, 1981 Videos: 13

Recent Appearances

  • Senator Gaylord Nelson Memorial Service

    Senator Gaylord Nelson Memorial Service

    A memorial service for Gaylord Nelson was held in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. The former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator…

  • Earth Day and the Environment

    Earth Day and the Environment

    Former Wisconsin governor and former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970. That event is considered the…

  • Land Conservation

    Land Conservation

    With a snowy backdrop at the national arboretum, President Bill Clinton announced several new areas designated as national…

  • Earth Day Rally

    Earth Day Rally

    On Earth Day, politicians, celebrities and activists held a rally on the Mall to raise awareness of environmental issues.

  • Washington Friday Journal

    Washington Friday Journal

    The Washington Journal showcased current news events and political issues through reviews of the morning newspapers;…

  • Environmental Issues

    Environmental Issues

    Gaylord Nelson, who suggested the idea of Earth Day twenty years ago, spoke about environmental policy over the last twenty…

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