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From Jesse Jackson's groundbreaking 1984 and 1988 campaigns to Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign that launched of a brand of conservatism that influenced both Ronald Reagan and Hillary Clinton, 16 for '16 - The Contenders revisits the most influential presidential campaigns of the last 50 years.Program Website
Funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Ford Foundation. A presentation of OZY Media.
Jacob Weisberg and others discuss how George W was never expected to be political.
Karen Hughes and others discuss how Bush formed an strong team to address shortcomings.
Kathleen Jamieson and others discuss how Obama overpowered Hillary Clinton's advantages.
Messina and others discuss the tight race between Obama and Clinton during the primaries.
Walter Mondale, Lynn Sherr, and Maria Cardona discuss the debate's condescending tone.
Lynn Sherr and others discuss the enthusiastic reaction to Ferraro’s nomination.
Experts discuss how the media focused on Palin's appearance and often objectified her.