SYNOPSIS: Senator George McGovern of South Dakota is carrying Democratic his presidential primary campaign into Nebraska, whose voters go to the polls on Tuesday.
Faces of people watching train pull..
Crowd shots watching McGovern..close-ups
McGovern waving as train pulls away from station..after cutaways that is...
(music under, V/O end of train pull-away, then go to more field shots, and out of trained)
McGovern inside...then stepping out of the door.
cut from McGovern going out door ...to cheers of crowds.... then right to closer.
McGovern on platform...things dripping..people with umbrellas.
Outside crowds in the rain... and any cutaways with dripping umbrellas, train equipment etc.
Film underneath train...while train pulls away...then to side of train moving.
Inside...with McGovern in room on the phone.
...go with rolling shots outside back of train to cut to McGovern on phone..then go to prairie shots.
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Background: SYNOPSIS: Senator George McGovern of South Dakota is carrying Democratic his presidential primary campaign into Nebraska, whose voters go to the polls on Tuesday.
McGovern will oppose Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, pluss nine other lesser candidates, and he's confident of victory.
Ann Modina reports.
"The first ??? stop, Fremont.."
"...travelling through Nebraska."
Nebraskan voters are part of that tradition...they are generally ??? nservative They like simp??? the straight-forward, things that ???end to stick around.
(Music playing...band with older guys playing).
The conservatism of Nebraskan voters has had its affects ...recently newspaper columns and advertismentts stated that Mc??? supported legalized marijuana... abortion reform... and amnesty. McGovern was quick to point out precisely where he does stand.
"They say I'm for the legalization.... abortion laws of this country, I'm no???" BUTT...TO: "Let's keep these issues straight....days of his campaign"
McGovern faces Humphrey on Tuesday... and 9 other lesser candidates...McGovern says he'll win, and trainstop after trainstop across Nebraska seemed only to boost that conviction. Each time he stepped onto the platform, Nebraskans were there.
MCGovern chose an easier trial through Nebraska than the settlers took more than a century ago..just how easy isn't clear yet. But..like the settlers.. McGovern's aiming at those California riches. Ann Medina NBC News with the McGovern campaign travelling through Nebraska.
The first stop, Fremont, was a bit damp... but neither the crowd, nor McGovern seemed to mind.
(McGovern saying...it may be raining now, but the sun will shine next Tuesday)
Fremont was a good beginning to McGovern's trek across Nebraska. Although the winner of the state primary will only pick up 22 votes...McGovern wanted to get away from the eastern and the industrial states... He wanted to expand his so-called new center to the farmers and small town voters.
His trainstop tour was ??? him to those voters...and as the trip continued, and the rain stopped...McGovern began to relax.. He confer with aides...even cha won the phone between stops.
(McGovern talking on the phone..saying it's just an old-fashioned whistle stop tour).
The train blended with the country...both took its travellers back to the rich land, that was as brown and flat now as it was years back.