NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1972
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(Studio) Democrat President nomination, Senator George McGovern, may take unprecedented step of asking running mate, Senator Thomas Eagleton, to leave ticket. [NBC reporter John DANCY - thinks McGovern wants Eagleton to stay on ticket, but won't ask him to. He realizes political detriment Eagleton would be on ticket. Democratic national chairperson Jean Westwood has called for his resignation. McGovern has been unflappable by incident, but he realizes how bad situation is.] [NBC reporter Fred BRIGGS - says Eagleton wanted very much to be Vice President His mail (approximately 5000 letters) runs 4 to 1 in favor of his staying on ticket.] [DANCY - says issue is preventing them from talking about other things, is not dying down.] [BRIGGS - says decision must look harmonious between McGovern and Eagleton, no matter what it is.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor