The Eagleton Affair

Joshua Glasser discussed the ill-fated 1972 Democractic presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern. McGovern’s campaign… read more

Joshua Glasser discussed the ill-fated 1972 Democractic presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern. McGovern’s campaign pulled off a difficult presidential nomination in 1972 for the Democratic ticket. However, his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, was discovered to have mental illness and a history of alcoholism. The campaign had a difficult time overcoming the bad public image they gained from the media and Richard Nixon went on to win the presidential race in a landslide. Viewer questions were taken via telephone and electronic devices. Joshua Glasser, a researcher for Bloomberg Television, participated by video link from New York City. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Sep 1, 2012
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  • Sep 01, 2012 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 9:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 12:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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