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    George McGovern Funeral Service

    A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died…

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    Prayer Service for George McGovern

    Family, friends, and colleagues of former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) attended a memorial prayer service in his honor. Senator McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate,…

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    1972 McGovern Acceptance Speech

    At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. At the convention his speech was delayed for…

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    Making Washington Work

    Panel Discussion on how LBJ viewed government’s role, and his efforts to institute civil rights legislation and social reform. CBS Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer…

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    George McGovern Oral History Interview

    Former Senator George McGovern talked about his career, the life of the Senate, and his relationship with former colleague Senator Robert Dole, including their work on the McGovern-Dole…

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    George McGovern Interview Part 2

    Former Senator George McGovern was interviewed about his life and caree, focusing on his service in Work War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp…

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    George McGovern Interview Part 1

    Former Senator George McGovern was interviewed about his life and caree, focusing on his service in Work War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp…

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    Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln

    Former Senator George McGovern talked about his book Abraham Lincoln (Times Books; December 23, 2008). He detailed the former president’s political career and focused on President…

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    Freedom Award Presentations

    Norman Ornstein presented the award to Richard Baker, who became the first Senate historian in 1975. An advocate for the openness of government, he drafted the Senate’s first rules…

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    Lincoln 200th Birthday Dinner

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia held their Bicentennial Birthday Celebration for President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. The main speaker was Craig Symonds, the…

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    1968 Impact on Democratic Politics

    Hal Bruno discussed issues surrounding the 1968 Democratic convention and Democratic leaders of that year. Senator McGovern participated by telephone from Mazula, Montana, at the…

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    Iowa Democratic Party Event

    Presidential candidates attended the Johnson County Democrats annual barbecue, held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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    30th Anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977

    Department of Agriculture officials, food stamp recipients, and Former Senator McGovern spoke about the food stamp program and federal poverty relief efforts at an event commemorating the…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    George McGovern, former U.S. senator, former governor, and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, talked about his plans for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. He and co-author William…

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    Book Discussion on Out of Iraq

    William Polk and former Senator George McGovern talked about their book, Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now, just released in paperback by Simon and Schuster. They argued…

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    Memorial Service for John Kenneth Galbraith

    A memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith was held in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Cambridge. Many dignitaries and family members eulogized him and praised his life and career…

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    Memorial Service for Eli Segal

    A memorial service was held for Eli J. Segal, who died in February. Mr.. Segal headed President Clinton’s national service program after serving as his 1992 campaign chief of…

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    Book Discussion on Social Security and the Golden Age

    Ambassador McGovern talked about his book Social Security and the Golden Age: An Essay on the New American Demographic, published by Fulcrum Publishing. He argued that the current…

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    Book Discussion on Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of Faith

    Former presidential candidates George McGovern and Bob Dole and former seminary president Donald Messer spoke at the release of their book Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of…

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    89th Congress, Lyndon Johnson and the Warren Court

    Participants talked about the impact of domestic and foreign policy during the 89th Congress and under the Johnson administration. Among the topics they addressed were civil rights…

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