All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

The Contenders: Charles Evans Hughes

Washington, DC
Sunday, July 1, 2012

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 election of 1916 and explore the life, legacy, and relevance today of Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican Party nominee in 1916, who served two terms on the Supreme Court, the second time as Chief Justice, two terms as Republican Governor of New York, and Secretary of State in the Harding and Coolidge administrations.

Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:59am (ET)

Related Events

The Contenders: Eugene Debs
Sunday, June 24, 2012     

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.

The Contenders: William Jennings Bryan
Sunday, June 17, 2012     

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.

The Contenders: James G. Blaine
Sunday, June 10, 2012     

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.

The Contenders: Henry Clay
Sunday, June 3, 2012     

Historians discuss the role of Henry Clay (1777-1852) in American politics. Known as the "Great Compromiser" but also as "The Dictator," he ran five unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Perhaps the most powerful politician of his time, he served as speaker of the House, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. This is the first of our 14-week series called "The Contenders: They Ran & Lost but Changed Political History."

The Contenders: George McGovern
Sunday, October 21, 2012     

George McGovern died Sunday, October 21st, 2012, at the age of 90. In 1972, he ran for president as the Democratic Party nominee on an anti-Vietnam war platform and lost in a historic landslide to President Richard Nixon, garnering only 37.5% of the popular vote and even dropping his home-state of South Dakota.

The Contenders: Hubert Humphrey
Sunday, August 12, 2012     

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 Hubert H. Humphrey.

Lectures in History: Civil Rights & the “War on Poverty”
Monday     

Oregon State University professor Marisa Chappell discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and the anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also details the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities at the time, focusing on the challenges faced by single mothers. 

Lectures in History: Remembering the Civil War
Monday     

Central Connecticut State University professor Robert Wolff and his class examine how the memory of the Civil War has changed from its 50th and 100th anniversaries to the present. 

Lectures in History: Comparing the Reconstruction & Civil Rights Eras
Monday     

College of William & Mary professor Melvin Ely and his students compare the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras, exploring many of the similarities and differences between the post-Civil War South and what Professor Ely calls "The Second Reconstruction" of the 1960s. This class is part of a course called “African American History from Emancipation to the Present.”

The Presidency: How Presidents Make Decisions
Sunday     

How do presidents make important decisions – whether it’s firing cabinet officials or going to war? Hear about their decision-making process from former chiefs of staff and advisers to presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The panelists also detailed their own relationships with the presidents they served, and discussed their time in the White House. The Panetta Institute for Public Policy hosted this event. Former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, moderated the discussion. 

Share This Event Via Social Media

Photo Gallery

C-SPAN Gifts (late 2012)