Answer: Charles Percy appeared on MTP in 1967 with Howard Baker, Jr., Edward Brooke, Cliff Hansen and Mark Hatfield.
Charles Percy, who died this week at the age of 91, appeared on Meet the Press 10 times. On January 15, 1967, Percy was on the program soon after being sworn in as a Senator from Illinois, a position he would hold for three terms. In a special one-hour episode of Meet the Press to discuss how the new Congress would handle issues ranging from the bombing of Vietnam to the 1968 Presidential election, Percy was interviewed along with four other Republican senators from the 1966 class: Howard Baker, Jr. of Tennessee, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, Cliff Hansen of Wyoming, and Mark Hatfield of Oregon. Though Percy was a new Senator he was already a rising star in his party, and the MTP panel peppered him with questions on whether he’d made a run for the White House in 1968. Watch the clip below to see how Percy handled the question. Percy backed Nelson Rockefeller as the Republican nominee later that year; by that point the freshman Senator was already so well-known that his endorsement made front page news.
Charles Percy is asked by the MTP panel about his presidential ambitions.
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