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Campaign `72 / Eagleton #21643

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1972
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(Studio) According to National Institute of Mental Health, some 3 million Americans undergo some kind of psychiatric treatment every year Today with Senator George McGovern at his side, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Thomas Eagleton, reveals that in 1960's he was one of them.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Sylvan Lake, South Dakota) Eagleton says he put himself into hospital 3 times as result of nervous exhaustion and fatigue. Hospital stays include psychiatric help. [EAGLETON - says his therapy included electric shock.] Eagleton says he did not disclose full extent of health status to McGovern before accepting Vice President bid. [MCGOVERN - does not have slightest doubt about wisdom of judgement in selecting Eagleton as running mate.] Eagleton says he has learned to pace himself now and will not exhaust himself on campaign trail.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Apology for poor quality of film report given. McGovern says he has no intention of asking Eagleton to step down.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith Harry Reasoner (quoted)

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill
Duration:
00:02:50

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