Iowa Caucus History (Playlist)

Mar 17, 2021 | 55 min

This collection from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary explores how Iowa became the political epicenter and first major electoral event for the United States presidential nomination process. Since 1972, the event has drawn increasing media attention and has become a test of candidates’ ability to attract and organize supporters. This political rite of passage is an early indication of which candidates might gain the support of their political party for the nomination. The collection includes recent interviews with political leaders, campaign staff and journalists from across the country on their memories of caucus campaigns in Iowa.

Find additional videos, educational resources and discussion questions in the Caucus Iowa: Journey to The Presidency collection on PBS LearningMedia