Leading From the Front
- a Documentary
Produced and Directed by Rob Caughlan
Narrated by Paul Newman
Afterwards, a Q&A with the filmmaker, Rob Caughlan
Pete McCloskey: Leading From the Front is an hour-long television documentary that tells the colorful and inspirational life story of Pete McCloskey, a true American inspiration. After serving as a Marine during the Korean War, McCloskey returned a hero. He went on to represent California's 11th District in Congress from 1967 to 1983. He was one of the nation's first environmental lawyers, one of the first to integrate a law practice during the Civil Rights movement, and one of the first Congressmen to oppose the war in Vietnam. He specifically ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1972 in an attempt to end the Vietnam War.