In this episode of Big Picture, host Andrew Gobeil spotlights James E. Clyburn: a civil rights leader from South Carolina, who rose to become one of the most powerful men in Congress.   History was made in January, 2007, when Jim Clyburn became House Majority Whip, the first South Carolinian to reach such a high position in Congress. His passion for politics drove him through defeats and victories, to reach the third most powerful political position in the U.S.

 

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Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 1 | The Big Picture
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 1 | The Big Picture

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To say that Congressman Jim Clyburn is a driven man is an understatement. Clyburn had been involved in politics, one way or another, ever since his youth. It was during his time as South Carolina...
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 2 | The Big Picture
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 2 | The Big Picture

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While serving as the head of the human affairs commission, Jim Clyburn was unsuccessful in his two attempts to be elected South Carolina’s secretary of state. Clyburn’s determination to win put him...
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 3 | The Big Picture
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 3 | The Big Picture

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With Clyburn’s success in Washington, he does not have as much time for golf like he used to. Clyburn’s rise through the ranks has been steady, and marked by his ability to reach across the aisle, and...