Presidents

Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy

Sidney Milkis

About the Program

Sidney Milkis, politics professor at the University of Virginia, recounts Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for the presidency in 1912 and his leadership of the Progressive Party.  The author examines the political tenets of Roosevelt and his party's platform, which included social and political reform.  Mr. Milkis' talk is followed by comments with William Schambra, director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and Ronald Pestritto, associate political science professor at Hillsdale College.  The event is hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

About the Authors

Sidney Milkis

Sidney Milkis is the author of several books, including The President and the Parties.  He is the assistant director of academic programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and a politics professor at the University of Virginia.


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Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, May 2nd at 3am (ET)
  • Saturday, May 1st at 3pm (ET)
  • Saturday, April 17th at 8:30pm (ET)
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