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Campaign `72 / McGovern #213299

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 14, 1971
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(Studio) Senator George S. McGovern still having hard time getting campaign off ground.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) McGovern told "Herald Traveler" he could only get on front page of "New York Times" with photograph of Senator Edmund Muskie and him; draws excellent crowds and money-raising effective. [McGOVERN - says Vietnam war has been obsession with him. Never again will United States support corrupt military dictator like President Nguyen Van Thieu.) McGovern's National Citizens Chairperson is DC attorney, John Douglas, ex-Attorney General of Robert F. Kennedy. Vice Chairperson is Blair Clark, Eugene J. McCarthy's `68 campaign manager Headquarters Director Ted Van Dyk was Hubert H. Humphrey's `68 speech writer. Senior political adviser is Frank Mankiewicz, Robert Kennedy's press secretary McGovern has risen 4% in polls in 9 months; has little labor support.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lynn, Massachusetts) [McGOVERN - says all bombs dropped in S.E. Asia affect this town by depriving us of resources.] Talks to Roger Mudd. [McGOVERN - says people not interested in razzle-dazzle campaign.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(New Hampshire) McGovern can't afford to skip nation's 1st primary. He attends county fair and campaigns.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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