George Wallace, Presidential Contender

Dan Carter and Joe Reed talked about the life and career of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from in… read more

George Wallace, Presidential Contender Dan Carter and Joe Reed talked about the life and career of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from in front of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Peggy Wallace Kennedy also commented from the foyer. He was a state attorney, legislator, judge, and a four-term governor. He became a national figure during the civil rights movement with his pro-segregation stance and sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1964, 1972, and 1976. In 1968 he ran as a third-party candidate, receiving 46 electoral votes and 13.5 percent of the popular vote. Dan Carter called him “the most influential loser” in 20th-century U.S. politics. Video clips were shown of news reels, campaign ads, news conferences, and speeches.

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George Wallace, Presidential Contender

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Program ID:
301279-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Nov 25, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2016 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 25, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 2011 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 2011 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2016 | 7:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2016 | 12:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2016 | 4:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2016 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 13, 2016 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 13, 2016 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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