George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Were the right lessons learned from that campaign?
To The End War. Broadcast highlighting Senate Amendment 609 or The Amendment To End The War, and interviews with some of the Senators backing it. - Broadcast on May 12, 1970.
May 11, 1975 - news for the week ending. Final evacuation from Cambodia. South Vietnamese refugees still pouring out of the country. Senator McGovern visits Cuba. OAS talks of lifting Cuban sanctions by Summer. Last two Marines killed in Vietnam still in Saigon. Laos faces Communist takeover. Egypt moves to clear Suez Canal of wrecked ships from 1976 War.
March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding.
Ed Schultz asked Barney Frank about his previous statement when he announced his retirement that "I did not think I had lived a good enough life to be rewarded by Newt Gingrich being the Republican nominee" and whether he still felt that way with
The 1972 Iowa Caucuses. The kickoff to the 1972 Presidential election and the first under the election revisions. A report via NBC News on January 25, 1972.