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Campaign `72 / McGovern and Democrats #220673

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern intends to fight for new politics reform elements in struggle for control of Democratic party Says AFL-CIO President George Meany, former Texas Governor John Connally have never accepted reform. South Carolina Senator Ernest Hollings calls for removal of Mrs. Jean Westwood as Democratic national chairwoman McGovern calls for Democrats who want Westwood out not to be too hasty. McGovern says Eagleton affair was severest single blow to campaign. AP reports McGovern aides knew of Eagleton's medical history prior to his selection as Vice President nomination Aide John Holun says staff checked alcoholism rumors and learned about exhaustion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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