FRONTLINE

The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Four

Clip: Season 14 Episode 9 | 5m

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 attack 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.

Aired: 01/16/96

Rating: NR

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