× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Campaign `72 / McGovern and Demo. Vice President #223859

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) McGovern now considers choice of Vice President running mate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) McGovern works on acceptance speech. Several drafts compiled by staff and by Arthur Schlesinger, Junior and Richard Goodwin. Visit to Chicano caucus called off when 2 men arrested at Doral Motel where Senator is staying. Malek Sonebeyatta of Jackson, Mississippi, arrested when arms and black ntlst. literature found in his car. Ahmed Obatemi, his associate, captured later. They are charged with possessing concealed weapons. McGovern meets with South govs.: MD's Mandel, Arkansas's Bumpers, Georgia's Carter, OK's Hall, SC's West. They want Kennedy as Vice President on ticket to improve outlook. [WI Governor patrick LUCEY - says Representative Wilbur Mills mentioned as Vice President possibility.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Miami Beach, Florida) [MILLS - bows out of Presidential race; says he may be available for Vice President]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Hyannis Port, Massachusetts) [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says he will not be a candidate for Vice President, although he is flattered by support for him.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Miami Beach, Florida) Kennedy is still 1st choice for Vice President Kennedy's refusal won't be accepted until after McGovern calls. Option for UAW President Leonard Woodcock is still open, despite his hostility with AFL-CIO President George Meany.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Schoumacher, David;
Walker, Hal

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.