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The Full Bernie: A Presidential Campaign Retrospective

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John Locker
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AP
Bernie Sanders' Presidential campaign started amid some skepticism and ended after challenging Hillary Clinton through all of the primaries and caucuses.

Flash back to late May 2015 when Bernie Sanders announced to 5,000 Vermont supporters and to the world that he was launching a run for the Presidency as a Democrat. Political pundits could be excused for their skepticism that an independent Democratic Socialist U.S. Senator from one of the smallest states in the country could have any success.

But as Joe Biden opted not to run and Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada segued into Super Tuesday and beyond, Bernie Sanders was still electrifying crowds and pushing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. And a progressive movement seems to have been born.

Middlebury College Political Science Professor Matt Dickinson and Dartmouth College English Professor and journalist Jeff Sharlet share their perspectives on how the campaign unfolded, where it succeeded and failed, and what might be its lasting effects.

Broadcast live on Monday, July 25, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.