the long march of newt gingrich

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December 22, 2011, 6:44 am
Live Chat 12 p.m. ET: Newt’s March to the White House?

Read a transcript of our live chat on “The Long March of Newt Gingrich” with correspondent Peter Boyer and producer Stephen Talbot.

December 21, 2011, 2:00 pm
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Six

In a remarkable political moment during the 1994 midterm elections, scores of Republican candidates bound themselves to Newt and his ideas, signing a Contract With America that promised congressional reform, welfare reform and a balanced budget.

December 21, 2011, 10:49 am
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Five

In 1986, Newt became the chair of GOPAC, the Republican political action committee, and he turned it into a potent instrument for his conservative vision.

December 20, 2011, 2:00 pm
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Four

Newt arrived in Congress with two dreams: become speaker of the House and build a Republican majority.

December 20, 2011, 10:51 am
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Three

By the mid-1960s, Newt was living with his wife and two little girls in New Orleans, working on a PhD in history at Tulane.

December 19, 2011, 1:56 pm
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Two

The Gingrich family moved to Columbus, Ga., after Newt’s stepfather Bob was stationed at Fort Benning in 1960.

December 19, 2011, 10:49 am
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part One

In January 1996, as the country headed into a presidential election year, FRONTLINE aired “The Long March of Newt Gingrich,” an investigative biography of the outspoken and controversial Speaker of the House.

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