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1972 Campaigns

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Campaign Spot: McGovern Defense
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In this video clip of an old 1972 presidential campaign ad targeted to support the Democratic Nixon, McGovern’s defense cuts are criticized, questioning the candidate’s priorities for national security. (1:01)
May 9, 2012 at 05:12 PM
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McGovern, Beatty, and Emerson
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In this video clip, Bob Shrum, staff member of George McGovern's 1972 Campaign, tells the story of Warren Beatty’s speech writing duties on the McGovern campaign. (1:33)
May 9, 2012 at 05:06 PM
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Campaign Spot: Voting Booth (1972)
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George McGovern makes a play for the quintessential undecided voter. Though a clever spot, it would not help McGovern much in the real polls. He had already been branded too liberal advocating withdrawal from Vietnam, amnesty for draft evaders, and r... [more]
June 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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Campaign Spot: China (1972)
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One of Nixons lasting legacies was his trip to China to normalize relations between the two countries which had been cut off for 20 years. No American president had ever visited China. Nixons tip signaled a major change -- for both America and Chinas... [more]
June 28, 2012 at 05:58 PM
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Eagleton Withdraws Nomination for Vice Presidency
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On July 31, 1972, at a Washington press conference, Sen. Thomas Eagleton announces his withdrawal as McGovern's running mate on the Democratic ticket. A news leak of prior psychiatric treatments led to his decision to drop out of the campaign. (0:26)
July 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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