American History TV continues to reair C-SPAN's history series “The Contenders,” which features profiles of key figures who ran for president and lost, but changed political history. This week, we focus on the life and career of Thomas E. Dewey. Remembered by many for his close loss in the 1948 election to Harry Truman, Dewey was also the GOP nominee in 1944, losing to FDR. "The Contenders" focuses on these two elections as well as Dewey’s career as a three-term New York governor, and before that as one of the most famous prosecuting attorneys in the country where he was known for his gang busting work in New York during the 1930s.
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