Senator La Follette and the Progressive Movement

Michael Stevens talked about the role Senator Bob La Follette, Sr. played in building the Progressive Movement during the early part of the 20th century. He also talked about… read more

Senator La Follette and the Progressive Movement Michael Stevens talked about the role Senator Bob La Follette, Sr. played in building the Progressive Movement during the early part of the 20th century. He also talked about La Follette’s political career, and showed some of his papers, which are housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette was a U.S. Representative, Governor, Senator, and Presidential Candidate from Wisconsin. La Follette is known as a proponent of the Progressive Movement, and has been named one of five outstanding Senators in American history.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Madison, Wisconsin, from September 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Senator La Follette and the Progressive Movement

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322370-1
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Location:
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2014 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2015 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Nov 16, 2014 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 16, 2014 | 2:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2014 | 6:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2015 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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