• Short Summary

    The Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Senator George McGovern, was yesterday (Tuesday) joined by his Vice-Presidential running-mate, Senator Thomas Eagleton, in Custer, South Dakota.

  • Description

    The Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Senator George McGovern, was yesterday (Tuesday) joined by his Vice-Presidential running-mate, Senator Thomas Eagleton, in Custer, South Dakota. Together they gave a press conference to dispel the rising rumours about Senator Eagleton's health.

    In the last few days, these rumours had grown to include charges of alcoholism. During the press conference, Senator Eagleton explained that he had "voluntarily" gone into hospital three times in past years, suffering from exhaustion caused by driving himself too hard. When queried about whether alcohol could have been one of the causes, he hotly denied even the remotest possibility of alcoholism.

    He was followed by Senator McGovern, who also gave full support to his decision to choose Senator Eagleton as his partners on the Democratic ticket in the November elections.

    Herewith follows a transcript of the two portions of the press conference used in our film:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Q3TJOSE4G78NMTTYVT2GBJ4O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Q3TJOSE4G78NMTTYVT2GBJ4O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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