139: Ghosts of Elections Past

139: Ghosts of Elections Past

Sep 3, 1999
Stories of political idealists, stories designed to provide some small sense of hope about American politics. Most of these were first broadcast during the 1996 Presidential race.
  • Host Ira Glass with an idealistic would-be politician in California. The puzzle of American politics is that our political system is filled with idealistic people, but few of our candidates for top office seem either idealistic or capable of inspiring passion. (5 minutes) GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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