Episode #159: The 2016 Remembrances Special

Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Gonzales Political Report and Jill Lawrence of USA Today join Political Junkie Ken Rudin for a look back at the giants in the political world who passed away this year — it’s the 2016 Political Junkie Remembrances Special.

Among those whose careers were remembered include Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, former Attorney General Janet Reno, First Lady Nancy Reagan, Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers, Ohio’s George Voinovich and John Glenn, TV host John McLaughlin, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, liberal activist Tom Hayden, and PBS’ Gwen Ifill.  The world is much worse off with their passing.

As part of the program, we played back parts of interviews we conducted in the past year with Amy Howe of SCOTUS Blog, Janine Parry of the University of Arkansas, and Howard Wilkinson of WVXU.  And we also played back parts of the conversation we had in 2015 with Tom Hayden.

Music used in this podcast:

Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers

Space Oddity by David Bowie

Wishing by A Flock of Seagulls 

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