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When presidential candidate George McGovern took on incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972, no one really expected him to win - and he didn't. But in his bold, grassroots, seat-of-the-pants campaign, which energized young and progressive Americans to a degree never before seen, we find the genesis of today's powerful and…
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What is it like to actually run for office? To organize campaigns? To get out the vote? To produce negative ads? To build legislative coalitions? All this and more is part of Vote for Me: Politics in America, the Peabody Award-winning four -hour public TV series that travels across the…
Moneyocracy - Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission
The story takes its roots in the 2010 F.E.C versus Citizens United Supreme Court decision and analyses its consequences on U.S elections and for Americans. What are the legal & political implications of this decision? Is this the beginning of a new era when corporations will shape the political arena…
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Plagued by years of corruption and scandal, the Canadian government has fallen. Prime Minister Paul Martin and his Liberal lapdogs have been tossed out in the cold Canuck winter, the same frostbitten playground on which Canada's political elite will jostle for control of the country in the January 2006 federal…
America By The Numbers: The New Deciders - The Demographics of the 2016 Presidential Election Voters
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In this one-hour election special, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa takes us on location to: Cleveland, Ohio where Arab Americans who are Muslim and Christian register to vote and run for office to combat Islamophobia; Orlando, Florida as Latino Evangelicals find their political voice and support conservative causes as well as…
Russia Betrayed?:Voices of the Opposition
Filmed during the last few months prior to the 1996 Russian presidential election, when four opposition candidates to Boris Yeltsin were running for president of Russia. Most Americans were unaware of these opposition leaders. Russian scholar Stephen F. Cohen interviews the oppositionists: Aleksandr Lebed, Gennady Zyuganov, Grigory Yavlinsky and Aleksandr…
Feed - Politicians Caught Off Guard During the 1992 Presidental Primaries
Using intercepted satellite feeds and footage of unsuspecting candidates shot during the 1992 presidential primaries, FEED presents the wild, wacky world of American politics. Watch Hillary Clinton navigate her first presidential campaign (i.e. her husband's), Jerry Brown snort nose inhalers, Ross Perot talk dirty, Pat Buchanan get mad, and Bill…
George Washington
A leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States, George Washington became a symbol of democracy and an ideal candidate for honoring on Mount Rushmore.
JFK, Part 1
Part of the Series: American Experience - JFK
In this probing biography, American Experience presents a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores…
Party Politics
Part of the Series: Framework for Democracy Series
The patterns of party politics in the United States provide a fascinating platform from which to view American political history. Divergent interests, seeking to strengthen their voice, join with others in creating a common political agenda, often under the Republican or Democrat banner. In recent years, as the two major…
Postcards from the Great Divide - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Examining the deeply partisan split among the American electorate, the series travels to key locations across the US to help provide a greater understanding of how changing demographics and political self-sorting will continue to have a profound effect on American politics for years to come. Black voters in Florida hesitating…