Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 30, 2014, 10:19:29 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Discussion
| |-+  History (Moderator: True Federalist)
| | |-+  C-SPAN "The Contenders" Series
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: C-SPAN "The Contenders" Series  (Read 2096 times)
shua
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11185
Russian Federation


View Profile WWW
« on: September 06, 2011, 08:12:51 pm »
Ignore

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.

http://thecontenders.c-span.org/

The first one is on Henry Clay.
Logged

shua
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11185
Russian Federation


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 04:51:24 pm »
Ignore

tonight -
Blaine Blaine James G Blaine
Continental Liar from the State of Maine!
Logged

shua
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11185
Russian Federation


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 09:40:19 am »
Ignore

Well, they succeeded in making me less interested in Blaine than before I watched it. Not nearly as neat as Clay, and the Maine Governor's mansion doesn't look like as cool a place as the Clay house. Learning about the political cartoons was neat though - from the magazines "Punch" and "Judge," which I sometimes have confused as "Pudge."  But from that era, they should have tried to do Horace Greeley instead.
They didn't have anything nice to say about Blaine apart from his political skill. Do you think he may have had a decent motivation in his whole life?
Logged

#Ready4Nixon
Cathcon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14927
United States


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 10:33:20 am »
Ignore

Looks interesting, though I'm often too lazy to watch tv. (I know, how can you be too lazy to watch TV? Simple, I hate looking for showtimes and stuff and remembering when shows are on)
Logged

shua
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11185
Russian Federation


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 08:56:18 pm »
Ignore

Looks interesting, though I'm often too lazy to watch tv. (I know, how can you be too lazy to watch TV? Simple, I hate looking for showtimes and stuff and remembering when shows are on)
You can watch any of them at the link at the beginning of the thread once they've aired if you're interested.
Logged

#Ready4Nixon
Cathcon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14927
United States


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 09:13:48 am »
Ignore

In about 20 minutes Ill probably be watching an episode. It'd on Eugene Debs which disappointed me as I was hoping for some epic historical figure, but Im bored right now so whatever.
Logged

shua
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11185
Russian Federation


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 12:15:48 pm »
Ignore

In about 20 minutes Ill probably be watching an episode. It'd on Eugene Debs which disappointed me as I was hoping for some epic historical figure, but Im bored right now so whatever.
The Clay and WJ Bryan ones are still up on the website too.
Logged

#Ready4Nixon
Cathcon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14927
United States


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 03:04:38 pm »
Ignore

I'm watching Barry Goldwater. I'd like to hit Al Smith, George Wallace, Perot, and Clay.
Logged

#Ready4Nixon
Cathcon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14927
United States


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 03:08:43 pm »
Ignore

I'm watching Barry Goldwater. I'd like to hit Al Smith, George Wallace, Perot, and Clay.

Nevermind. Only Clay, Blaine, Bryan, and Debs have aired, the others seem to be a collection of footage.
Logged

Username MechaRFK
RFK
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1275
Canada


Political Matrix
E: -5.16, S: -7.30

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 06:27:34 pm »
Ignore

Anyone watch last night episode?
Logged



 
#Ready4Nixon
Cathcon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14927
United States


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011, 06:31:22 pm »
Ignore

Anyone watch last night episode?

No. (Sad) who was it?
Logged

Lettuce Gay Bacon and Tomato
The Obamanation
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5824
United States


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 08:00:47 pm »
Ignore

Anyone watch last night episode?

No. (Sad) who was it?

Adlai Stevenson
Logged

Convincing BRTD to drop the Sneakers O'Toole BS is like convincing Sneakers O'Toole to take his sneakers off.

(I realize I'm probably just further encouraging him by saying that, and for this I apologize.)
Rooney
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 699
United States


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 06:26:26 pm »
Ignore

I have a fondness for this series but not for most of the people who call in. Most of the people who call in seem to want to ramble and make no point, thus robbing from the point of the series.
Logged



Political Matrix:
Economic score: +8.65
Social score: -8.00
Lettuce Gay Bacon and Tomato
The Obamanation
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5824
United States


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 02:06:48 am »
Ignore

Well, all of them are on the website!
Logged

Convincing BRTD to drop the Sneakers O'Toole BS is like convincing Sneakers O'Toole to take his sneakers off.

(I realize I'm probably just further encouraging him by saying that, and for this I apologize.)
Mechaman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13725
Jamaica


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 09:04:55 am »
Ignore

So I see that C-SPAN is continuing the whole "Al Smith was short" myth.

Well I just happened to be reading wikipedia and whoa what's this?

Al Smith: 5 ft. 11 in.

So apparently being an inch short of six feet makes a guy short?

Plz explain!
Logged

True Federalist
Ernest
Moderator
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 27844
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2011, 01:20:58 pm »

On average, politicians tend to taller than average, so a politician of average height is short.
Logged

I wonder why Van Heusen never bothered to make women's clothing?
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines