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Gaylord Nelson: a profile of his early years

This clip is part of "Gaylord Nelson: A Profile," which aired on Wisconsin Public Television (WHA-TV) in March 1990. Host: Dave Iverson. Producer/Writer: Mark Weller. videographer/Editor: Jim Erskine

Running time: 3 minutes, 7 seconds

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Gaylord Nelson was voted the best-liked member of the U.S. Senate by his colleagues. In this clip, several of his friends on Capitol Hill share the reasons they respect him. Also, Nelson remembers his youth in Clear Lake, Wisconsin and his parents who were politically active members of the Progressive wing of the state's Republican party.

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