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    George McGovern, Presidential Contender

    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…

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    Senator George McGovern 1972 Acceptance Speech

    At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Senator George McGovern (D-SD) delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. At the convention, his speech was delayed…

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    1984 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senators Gary Hart (D-CO) and John Glenn (D-OH), former Senator George McGovern (D-SD), and Jesse Jackson participated in a debate for the 1984 Democratic presidential…

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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 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 on…

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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, also…

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    Former Senator George McGovern Oral History Interview

    In 1972 Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was the Democratic presidential nominee running against the incumbent President Richard Nixon. He talked about his presidential campaigns in 1968 and…

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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 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 moderates the panel, which…

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    Memorial Service for Sargent Shriver

    A wake was held for R. Sargent Shriver Jr. who died on January 18, 2011. Mr. Shriver, who was married to President John F. Kennedy’s sister Eunice, was the first director of the Peace Corps and…

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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 at…

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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 at…

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    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 Lincoln’s…

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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 author…

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    Presidential Conventions Since 1968

    Former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, Washington Post columnist David Broder, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson talked about presidential conventions…

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    Party Conventions and Nominating Process

    Panelists talked about national party conventions, the history of the presidential nominating system, and changes in the way America now selects its presidential candidates. Participants,…

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    Conversations with Veterans of D-Day

    Veterans shared their memories of D-Day and other experiences during the World War II era. Also, historians commented on the war and this veterans' forum.

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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 beginning of the…

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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver, George Mason University, and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Former Senator George…

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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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