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Campaign `72 / Demo. Vice President -Eagleton #21462

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern chooses Senator Thomas Eagleton as Vice President running mate. Eagleton is a liberal from Saint Louis, Missouri, and has never lost an election.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami Beach, Florida) [No Audio.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Studio) After McGovern officially announces selection, Eagleton holds news conference
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami Beach, Florida) [EAGLETON - flabbergasted and nervous upon receiving McGovern's call. Cites advantages he brings to ticket: youth, big city and industry state origins, Catholic, and labor connections. Says it will be no problem to win Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Daley's support because Daley is a pro and a decent man.] Eagleton was lieutenant governor in Missouri before entering Senator in 1968. He's a liberal, but more centerist than McGovern. He first backed Muskie for Democratic nomination
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

Reporter(s):
Matney, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank
Duration:
00:03:00

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