The Contenders 16 for '16

Sep 20, 2016

Tue. Oct. 25 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Perot/Nader – The Independents: Follow the campaigns of two candidates who challenged the two-party system and ran as independents.

Follow the third-party campaigns of H. Ross Perot, who in 1992 launched his campaign on a lark during a TV interview, and Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate whose candidacy in 2000 may have changed the course of history.

This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. Revisit the past 50 years of presidential election history to see how previous campaigns are still influencing politics in unexpected ways.

Tue. Oct. 25 at 9pmFerraro/Palin – The Trailblazers: Trace the paths of two women who challenged the notion of what makes a strong vice president.

Trace Geraldine Ferraro’s entrance onto the world stage in 1984 as the first woman on a major party presidential ticket. In 2008, Sarah Palin added energy and excitement to John McCain’s campaign. See how both women fought to break the glass ceiling.

Tue. Nov. 1 at 9pmBush/Obama – The Master Strategists: Examine the strategies of two of the best campaigners in modern political history.

Examine the campaign strategies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, candidates at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Both beat out serious big-ticket contenders with pitch-perfect messaging and careful and calculated campaign strategy.