Pawlenty's presidential announcement speech On May 23, 2011 former GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty became the fifth Minnesotan to seek a major party nomination for President of the United States. Hear his address on Midday, followed by analysis from political scientist Steven Smith.11:00 a.m.
Tim Pawlenty: 2012 GOP Presidential candidate. Two-term Governor of Minnesota (elected 2002). State Representative (1993-2003), served two terms as House Majority Leader. Member, Eagan City Council.
Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economic, Government and Public Policy. Smith is the Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Science, and professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in Minnesota.
Remembering Hubert H. Humphrey's life in politics A special rebroadcast of "The Politics of Joy: A Radio Remembrance of Hubert Humphrey." This 1988 MPR documentary follows the career of one of the most significant politicians in Minnesota's history. It features interviews with Vice President Walter Mondale, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, and some of Humphrey's closest confidantes.12:00 p.m.