Examining The Power And Scandal Of Nelson Rockefeller
Gerald Ford bumped Nelson Rockefeller off the 1976 presidential ticket. Two years later, the colorful four-term governor of New York managed to create scandalous headlines with the circumstances of his death.
On this broadcast of Up to Date, Steve Kraske and historian Richard Norton Smithe delve into the life and times of the former vice-president. They discuss his rise to political prominence and his rocky, but unapologetic, personal life.
- Richard Norton Smith, author of On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
HEAR MORE: Richard Norton speaks Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.