The Contenders: 16 for '16

The Contenders (16 for '16) celebrates the men and women who may not have become president or vice president, but whose stories outlive the election cycle and whose legacies can still be felt today. This documentary film series comprises 16 30-minute films, broadcasting during the 2016 election season through Election Day in November. From Jesse Jackson's groundbreaking 1988 campaign to Barry Goldwater's 1964 conservative campaign that influenced famous future Republicans and Democrats, the campaign stories focus on the past 50 years of presidential elections.

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Public Broadcasting Service
Arlington, VA


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