Benazir Bhutto
The 1988 Election of Benazir Bhutto


Benazir Bhutto served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from 1988-1990 and from 1993-1996. She was the eldest daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. With her election in 1988, Bhutto became the first female leader of a Muslim country. This video shows coverage … Continue reading

John F. Kennedy
Televised Presidential Debate Between JFK & Nixon

Televised Presidential Debate Between JFK & Nixon

On September 26, 1960, John F. Kennedy–a young senator from Massachusetts at the time–and Vice President Richard Nixon squared off in a hour-long debate–the first-ever televised presidential debate. While Kennedy looked confident, healthy and dapper; Nixon seemed sickly and underweight from a recent hospitalization. Approximately 74 million viewers noticed the … Continue reading

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward on Nixon’s ‘Dirty Tricks’ During Watergate

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Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist Bob Woodward remembers the Watergate scandal, his role in reporting on it and how it changed how we perceived the presidency. Specifically, Woodward highlights the “dirty tricks” used by the Nixon administration. Tricks such as the Watergate break-in and the leaking of then vice-presidential candidate … Continue reading

Boston Busing Crisis
Kevin White on Almost Losing to Anti-Busing Candidate

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Former mayor of Boston, Kevin White, talks about almost losing in the 1967 general election to Louise Day Hicks, a Boston School Committee member who was anti-desegregation and “anti-black.” The 1965 Racial Imbalance Act, which desegregated the public schools in Boston via court-ordered busing of children into different neighborhood schools, … Continue reading

Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Chances for Re-Election in Iran


https://&start=14 In this analysis of the 2009 Iranian Election, Christiane Amanpour, a correspondent for CNN, discusses the favorability of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s candidacy because of his campaigning efforts. Amanpour describes how Ahmadinejad had overwhelming support because he traveled around Iran to rural areas among the poor populations in the country. As a … Continue reading

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter: A Presidency Filled With Problems


Historians and former news anchors discuss the life of the 39th President of the United States (1977-1981), Jimmy Carter. This video follows Carter’s life from his early childhood through the troubles he faced as president all the way to his post-presidency, which many historians consider to be a very successful … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
[Text] Suggestions If Gerald Ford Had Won Second Term


The White House Washington November 2, 1976 Memorandum For The President From: James E. Connor Attached is a set of materials prepared for the transition to your second administration. The first paper, entitled “Planning the Transition” identifies items you may wish to consider in order to ensure maximum flexibility in … Continue reading