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FRONTLINE

The Long March of Newt Gingrich Part One

  • Aired: 01/16/1996
  • 07:44
  • Rating: NR
A lonely, precocious Army brat, "Newtie," as his mother called him, loved animals and the movies. At age 10, he presented a plan to build a zoo to the local mayor. But at age 15, his life is changed by a visit to the battle site of Verdun, where nearly 1 million died in World War I. At Verdun, Newt saw that it was politics that truly shaped the world.
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