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Sixteen of the Most Unforgettable Candidates in Modern History

Showing how previous elections still influence the American political landscape today, this eight-episode series reveals the humanity, twists of fate, and surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns of the past 50 years. From Shirley Chisholm’s landmark 1972 presidential run that forever altered America’s view of what a candidate should look like; to Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign, which launched a brand of conservativism that would prove influential for decades to come; to Howard Dean’s denouncement of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and innovative grassroots fundraising effort, the program explores the stories and legacies of the “straight talkers,” “flamethrowers,” “technocrats,” “visionaries,” and others who helped shape the modern view of the presidency. Episodes:
  • Chisholm and McCain: The Straight Talkers
  • Dean and Buchanan: The Flamethrowers
  • Dukakis and Romney: The Technocrats
  • Hart and Jackson: The Visionaries
  • Reagan and Goldwater: The Conservatives
  • Perot and Nader: The Independents
  • Ferraro and Palin: The Trailblazers
  • Bush and Obama: The Master Strategists
Grades 7 and up. English SDH subtitles. Color. Total time: 480 minutes. PBS. ©2016.

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PBS555DV-WBSSS 9781627896535 2 DVDs (widescreen) $39.99

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