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Albert Gore, March 13, 1976. Interview A-0321-1.
A Long Career in Politics Begins: Albert Gore Sr. reviews the history leading up to his senatorial career, concentrating on his rural upbringing and his early political experiences. He also reflects on his impressions of other important politicians he knew, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, Estes Kefauver, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Interviewee: Albert Gore    Interviewer: Dewey W. Grantham, James B. Gardner
Duration: 02:13:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.
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Albert Gore, October 24, 1976. Interview A-0321-2.
The Awakening of a Liberal Southern Politician: Albert Gore Sr.—a politician from Tennessee noted for being one of two southern senators to refuse to sign the Southern Manifesto, a 1956 document decrying the desegregation of public spaces in America—summarizes his senatorial career. He discusses his opposition to the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as his activities on a variety of Senate committees.
Interviewee: Albert Gore    Interviewer: Dewey W. Grantham, James B. Gardner
Duration: 03:06:04     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 21 excerpts.