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        Gary Hart | 16 for '16 - The Contenders

        In 1987, Gary Hart looked like an early lock for the Democratic nomination — and likely the presidency. Then one Miami reporter got a tip about Hart’s extracurricular life, and the media took an unprecedented leap into a presidential candidate’s personal life, one that is still felt today. 

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        Gary Hart: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and learn about Gary Hart. This politician was ahead of his time in both his forward-thinking ideas and an explosive personal scandal — never before seen in politics — which caused him to withdraw from the race.

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        Gary Hart: Gary Hart and the Beef

        Learn more about the how delegates and primaries affected Hart's candidacy in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Gary Hart - Gary Hart and Gossip Journalism

        Learn more about the rise of gossip journalism in this clip from "The Contenders".

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        Gary Hart: The Fall of Gary Hart

        Learn more about the end of Hart's campaign and the massive effect it had on American politics, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Gary Hart: Episode

        Considered by many to be the JFK of his generation, Gary Hart was a different kind of politician—one who anticipated everything from the threat of terrorism to the rise of the information economy.

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