George McGovern, Presidential Contender

Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S.… read more

Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S. McGovern (b. 1922) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Farris spoke from the McGovern Legacy Museum at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Ambassador McGovern was seen in a recent interview. Senator McGovern lost even his own state in a historic landslide to President Nixon. The reforms he made to the Democratic Party presidential nomination process changing party demographics remain an election factor. Video clips included Gary Hart, Frank Mankiewicz, Bill Clinton, McGovern speeches and campaign film, and President Nixon, including audio of a telephone conversation with Henry Kissinger.

“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics. close

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Program ID:
301280-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 2, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 21, 2012

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  • Dec 02, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 02, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 03, 2011 | 12:13am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 04, 2011 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2011 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 10:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 21, 2012 | 4:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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