16 for '16 - The Contenders

Perot and Nader — The Independents

Episode 6 | 52m 26s Video has closed captioning.

One of the toughest tasks in modern presidential campaigns is mounting a competitive third party bid that can siphon attention—and votes away—from the major party candidates. Texas billionaire Ross Perot’s unconventional campaign would excite and disrupt the 1992 election, while consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s success in 2000 would leave many liberals labeling him a “spoiler.”

Aired: 10/18/16

Expired: 07/22/19

Rating: TV-PG

Buy Now:

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Ford Foundation. A presentation of OZY Media.

Find Out What Made Them Contenders


Find Out What Made Them Contenders

Learn the human side of each of these history makers with timelines and bios that cover the major speeches and key dates of their candidacies.