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 Eugene Debs. He founded several labor unions and represented the Socialist Party of America as candidate for President. He ran five times, the last time from prison in 1920 when he received almost a million votes.
This program originially aired on September 30th from the Debs' home in Terre Haute, Indiana.