Episode #308: 2019 Remembrances Special

Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence join Ken to remember those in the political world who died this year — it’s the Political Junkie 2019 Remembrances Special.

Among the many whose careers were discussed include:

— Ross Perot, billionaire independent presidential candidate

— Lyndon LaRouche, eccentric presidential also-ran, and cult figure

— Elijah Cummings, 23-year Democratic member of the House from Baltimore

— Birch Bayh, former Indiana senator (D) who led the fight for 2 constitutional amendments

— Dick Lugar, former Indiana senator (R) and a leader in the battle to curtail nuclear weapons

— Fritz Hollings, tart-tongued South Carolinian senator who sought the presidency

— John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House

— John Conyers, the longest-serving African American in congressional history

— John Paul Stevens, a liberal Supreme Court justice appointed by a Republican president

— William Ruckelshaus, whose career came to an end when he refused a Nixon order

— Cokie Roberts, who broke glass ceilings in a long career as a congressional reporter

We hope you will join in our celebration of their lives.

Music used in this podcast:

Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

Detroit, Michigan by Kid Rock

Good Night by The Beatles

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