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The Birth of the U.S. Political Convention in 1831
In 1831, a radical third party came up with a new way to select a presidential candidate, one that is in use today: the national nominating convention. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate.
Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happened When a Party Split
Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 and his subsequent assault on slavery might not have happened had the Democratic Party not been in such disarray. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate today. 
Teddy Roosevelt and the Roots of Our Presidential Primaries
In 1912, a battle over presidential primary elections transformed American politics. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate today.
Bush v. Gore: How a Recount Dispute Affects Voting Today
The dramatic controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, one of the closest in U.S. history, led to sweeping voting reforms, but opened the door to a new set of problems that continue to affect elections today.
How Bork's 1987 Nomination Muted Supreme Court Nomination Hearings (via Retro Report)
The contentious 1987 Senate confirmation hearings that led to the rejection of Robert H. Bork as a Supreme Court nominee fundamentally changed the nomination process. Since then, nominees to the Court have revealed almost nothing about their judicial philosophy, leaving open questions about their positions on issues that may come before the court.
How To Be a Journalist
This video takes you behind the scenes of how journalists do their jobs, and how hard it has become. In our era of media polarization and questioning, this is worth the 10 minutes of your time.
What to watch - Your Purple Playlist on TV
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What to watch - Your Purple Playlist on TV

f you want to learn more about democracy in a lean-back setting, Ovid TV has created the perfect playlist for you. View the playlist and get 7 days of video-viewing for free!

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Teddy Roosevelt and the Roots of Our Presidential Primaries

In 1912, a battle over presidential primary elections transformed American politics. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate today.

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