Life and Career of L. Douglas Wilder

Governor L. Douglas Wilder is the first elected African-American governor in United States history. His background includes distinguished service in… read more

Governor L. Douglas Wilder is the first elected African-American governor in United States history. His background includes distinguished service in the Army, a career in law, service as a Virginia senator, and election to lieutenant governor. Governor Wilder talked about his own military experiences and related them to the current Persian Gulf war. He first ran for political office because he decided that he could not be critical of government unless he worked to change it. Governor Wilder sees his success as a black politician as a role model. “So many young people, and I may say any number of young white people as well as black people, especially kids, they see it as a possibility.” The possibility of a future role in national politics was also discussed. close

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Life and Career of L. Douglas Wilder

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Program ID:
16547-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 1991 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 1991 | 5:15am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 18, 1991 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 18, 1991 | 1:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 1991 | 6:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 1991 | 9:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 1991 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 1991 | 5:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
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