Geraldine Ferraro led the way for women in politics as the first female major-party nominee for the office of vice president of the United States in 1984. In her vice presidential campaign, Ferraro confronted substantial gender-related obstacles, including the daunting challenge of proving that she was tough enough for the job.
Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who died on Saturday at age 75 of the incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma, and Richard J. "Rick" Corman, 55, whom FORTUNE profiled in its March 21 issue, knew each other because they had met at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where both were fighting this killer disease. They in fact had the same set of doctors, Kenneth Anderson, director of the institute's multiple-myeloma practice, and his colleague, Paul Richardson.
Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be "Talking Democracy" by introducing an election-related topic on the show and online. From caucuses to conventions and primaries to polls, CNN Student News will be breaking down these election-year concepts for students and teachers. Use this page to check your results after answering questions about the presidential election process.
Robert Barnett, a prominent Washington attorney, has worked on eight national presidential campaigns, focusing on debate preparation. He played the role of George H.W. Bush in practice debates with Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and with Michael Dukakis in 1988, and practice debated Bill Clinton more than 20 times during the 1992 campaign. He also played the role of Dick Cheney in 2000 and 2004 and helped prepare Hillary Clinton for 23 primary debates for the 2008 nomination. Barnett spoke with CNNI's Michael Holmes.
Former congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is resigning her fundraising position with Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign after controversial comments she made about Clinton's rival, Sen. Barack Obama.
Geraldine Ferraro defended her controversial comment that Sen. Barack Obama's campaign was successful because he was black, telling an interviewer Tuesday that she was being attacked because she was white.