17 October 2012

The Contenders - Airs Oct 17th

Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman to Run for President from Radio Diaries
In the 19th century, Victoria Woodhull was many things: a clairvoyant, a businesswoman, an advocate for women’s rights and sexual freedom, and a magnet for media attention and scandal. Her 1872 campaign for president came at a time when most women did not even have the right to vote.

William Jennings Bryan: The Speech That Changed Politics from Radio Diaries
At the 1896 Democratic Convention, Bryan gave a speech that electrified his party and won him the nomination. His “Cross of Gold” speech is known today as one of the most important oratorical performances in American history.

Adlai Stevenson: A Candidate in the Age of Television from Radio Diaries
The 1952 presidential campaign pitted the immensely popular General Dwight D. Eisenhower against the ferociously intellectual and intensely private Adlai Stevenson. It was an election fought on a new battleground: television.

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