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FRONTLINE | The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Four | PBS

Duration: 05:01
Program: Frontline #1409
Broadcast Date: Jan. 16, 1996

Newt arrives in Congress with two dreams: becoming speaker of the House and building a Republican majority. He learns controversy is a way to attract attention and he seizes on new media, like C-Span, to attach the enemy and recruit his own political army. To defeat the Democrats, he believes Republicans must destroy their mindset as a complacent minority, willing to compromise.

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Post Date: December 20, 2011