Washington Week

The Newt Gingrich Years

Special | 18m 32s

With the announcement this week that Republican Newt Gingrich will be running for President in 2010, we look back to his sometimes tumultuous tenure as House Speaker in the 1990's beginning the week of GOP landslide in the mid-term elections of 1994 on the heels of the Contract with America.

Aired: 05/10/11

Rating: NR

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Washington Week came on the air February 23, 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we covered a lot of history-making events. Read up on 10 of the biggest stories Washington Week covered in its first 50 years.

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