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Presidential Campaigns in U.S. History: C-Span's The Contenders


As the presidential campaign gets in full swing this fall, C-SPAN is premiering a new history series, 14 live weekly programs that help put America's present electoral politics in historical perspective. Starting Sept. 9 and coinciding with the traditional post-Labor Day campaign kickoff, "The Contenders" will reach across time, political parties, and geography to present some key figures who have run for president and lost, but changed political history nevertheless.

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