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Campaign `72 / Eagleton-Record #21671

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1972
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(A) ABC news investigates Eagleton's driving record.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Rumor of Eagleton problem with alcohol nurtured by his periodic hospitalizations and speculations he was there not for reported reasons, but for a drying out. [Newspaper clippings shown.] Rumors have plagued his political career. [Films of earlier campaigns shown.] Police records show only 2 items mentioned by Senator Eagleton (speeding and accident when he slipped on ice). [Saint Louis, Missouri, Mayor Alfonso CERVANTES - says Eagleton has no problem with alcohol.] (Jefferson City, Missouri) [Former Republican state legislator Henry ANDRAE - says Eagleton is a social drinker, but alcohol never interfered with work, family, or health.] [Missouri Secretary of State James KIRKPATRICK - never saw him drink to excess.] (Saint Louis, Missouri) [Saint Louis Globe-Democrat reporter Jack FLACH - says some rumors started with Baptists, etc., who don't believe in drinking at all.] Doctors refuse to discuss Eagleton's psychiatric treatment.
REPORTER: David Snell

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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