Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting

Mr. Strother discussed his memoir Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting, published by Louisiana State University Press. Mr. Strother was one… read more

Mr. Strother discussed his memoir Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting, published by Louisiana State University Press. Mr. Strother was one of the first modern political consultants. His narrative begins with his blue-collar upbringing in the small town of Port Arthur, Texas, during the 1940s and '50s. Following graduate school, Mr. Strother began managing several Louisiana politicians, including Senator Russell Long, son of Huey Long, and Governor James Houston “Jimmie” Davis. During this time, he began to specialize in political commercials for radio and television. According to Mr. Strother, his proficiency at radio and TV ads led to a succession of Democratic senatorial wins that culminated with Mr. Strother managing Gary Hart’s 1984 presidential campaign. The book also includes the author’s impressions of candidates he has worked with, such as Bill Clinton and Al Gore, and other political consultants, including Dick Morris and James Carville. Mr. Strothe close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 29, 2003 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2003 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 18, 2003 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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