Monday, September 23, 1996

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  • Third Parties in American History

    Goodman, national affairs correspondent Larry Bensky, and academic Alan Lichtman discuss the role of third parties in the American political system.

  • Third Parties in American History, part 2

    Lichtman reveals the 13 keys to determining who will win presidential elections. If the party in power loses 6 or more of the keys they will lose.

  • School Choice in New York City

    Mayor Rudolf Giuliani proposes using city funds to send students in underperforming public schools to Catholic schools. Goodman speaks to Peter Flanagan and Norm Fruchter, who are broadcasting out of WBAI in New York City.

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