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… read more
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 International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. He also talked about his relationships with former Presidents Nixon and Ford and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. During 22 years in the U.S. Congress, former Senator McGovern was instrumental in creating programs to alleviate hunger, including Food for Peace, the school lunch program, and food stamps. After his 1972 presidential campaign as the Democratic nominee, he continued his leadership in the battle against world hunger.
This never-before-aired July 13, 2007, interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of this interview is not known. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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