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  • US. presidential candidate Walter Mondale and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro campaigning in 1984. Ferraro was the first woman to be placed on a major party's national ticket. Photo via the Library of Congress
    July 17, 2014  

    Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be named a vice presidential nominee on a major party ticket. Ferraro’s daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro, tells the story of her mother’s trailblazing career in a new documentary. Judy Woodruff talks to Zaccaro about “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” and the effect she had on American politics and culture. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2008  

    As the race between presumptive nominees Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama continues to heat up, historians look to past races to weigh the advantages and disadvantages brought to a national ticket by a vice presidential candidate. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2008  

    The tight battle for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination is putting the formerly obscure super delegate system under scrutiny. A government professor discusses the role of the appointed super delegates in the Democratic nomination. Continue reading