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The Political Mind of Jerry Brown


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BONUS: Jerry Brown on the 2020 Election, Education Policy and His Next Portrait (LIVE in San Francisco)

Jan 23 • 01:07:09

The Thrust

Jan 11 • 29:39

Think for Myself

Jan 11 • 25:12

Direct Action

Jan 11 • 29:44

Holy Water

Jan 11 • 24:45
After six years in the political "wilderness," Jerry Brown returns to politics in the early 1990’s, fighting against the influence of money and swearing off big contributions. But by the end of his career, he questions demands for more transparency and the rejection of certain donations, returning to an old saying of his father’s: “you can’t sprinkle holy water on campaign...

The Eye

Jan 11 • 29:20

But for Me

Jan 11 • 25:25
Brown takes office in 1975, with a guiding vision: what can I do that would not be done, but for me? That means taking on issues that had previously been unaddressed, like collective bargaining rights for California’s farmworkers, and bringing new faces and ideas into state government. And when Brown thinks he has used his gubernatorial power to the fullest, he turns his a...

Ins and Outs

Jan 11 • 29:26
Jerry Brown’s political ambitions could not have come from less humble beginnings. A conversation overheard in the governor’s mansion sparks his political interest, and his father’s crushing defeat to Ronald Reagan illuminates the guiding principle for his political rise: politics is a struggle between those in and out of power. Brown’s weapon of choice against the ins? Po...

The Novice

Jan 11 • 25:02
Before Jerry Brown was a political chessmaster, he was a political novice. He grows up in a world apart from the political rise of his father, Governor Pat Brown, and enters the Jesuit novitiate to study for the priesthood. But in 1960, he gives his father some political advice that nearly derails Pat’s career. In the process, Brown learns that the world of politics is ver...

Introducing The Political Mind of Jerry Brown

Dec 18 • 04:34

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