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Campaign `72 / McGovern #224025

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 24, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern says if elected President he would not resume bombing of North Vietnam to force release of American POW's. Says Nixon policy of bombing while trying to negotiate is height of folly.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Sylvan Lake, South Dakota) McGovern plays tennis. He announces reorganized campaign staff: Jean Westwood, chairperson national Democrat committee ; Basil Patterson, treas.; Lawrence O'Brien, campaign chairperson; former Robert Kennedy aide, Fred Dutton, traveling campaigner. [MCGOVERN - furious at report that O'Brien will only play figurehead role. Notes President use of Secys. Defense and State to attack him, McGovern, as indication he, Nixon, doesn't think McGovern-Eagleton ticket will be so easy to beat. Says use of Cabinet members to make political attacks breaks tradition of Eisenhower, Johnson.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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