• Short Summary

    United States Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern, campaigning for the elections in November has become increasingly critical of President Richard Nixon and his policies Speaking at campaign meetings in Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday (October 7), he told the crowds that rumours of peace in Vietnam were timed 'to coincide with the closing days of the campaign'.

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    TGV & SV McGovern supporters in hall
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    2.
    SCU McGovern at rostrum
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    3.
    GV & SV's Supporters wave flags and cheer as McGovern raises arms (4 shots)
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    4.
    SV Dinner table
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    GV & SCU Supporters waving and cheering as McGovern waves back (5 shots)
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    SCU McGovern moves through crowd and shakes hands
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    DANCY: "As the campaign moves into its final month, Senator McGovern's attacks on President Nixon and his record are becoming increasingly harsh. Last night in Des Moines, McGovern told the crowd the rumours of Vietnam peace settlements were flying to coincide with the closing days of the dampaign. McGovern is drawing increasingly larger crowds, even in towns like Des Moines in the heart of conservative Republican Iowa. A poll taken three weeks ago showed him running behind President Nixon 64 to 29 per cent. Even here, McGovern drew a crowd of five thousand to the livestock pavilion of the state fairground. About three thousand of those people paid five dollars to attend a people's dinner, consisting of a piece of chicken and an apple. In Kansas City about 15 thousand people jammed an exhibition hall at the union station to cheer McGovern. Another thousand or so could not get into the hall and they listened on speakers outside. As part of his new tougher image, McGovern has revived an old epithet, once thrown at a younger Richard Nixon. McGovern's strategists believe they must get President Nixon to come out and campaign. Using Nixon-baiting slogans like 'Tricky Dicky' is part of the strategy. John Dancy, NBC News with the McGovern campaign.




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    Background: United States Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern, campaigning for the elections in November has become increasingly critical of President Richard Nixon and his policies Speaking at campaign meetings in Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday (October 7), he told the crowds that rumours of peace in Vietnam were timed 'to coincide with the closing days of the campaign'. He was referring to reports that the Nixon administration was negotiating a peace in Vietnam.

    In this coverage, from the National Broadcasting Company of America, McGovern is shown campaigning to a crowd of about three thousand who were attending a 'people's dinner' of chicken and apple pie in Des Moines, Iowa, and to a crowd in Kansas City in Kansas. A reporter's voiced commentary over natural sound is included, and a transcript is included below. An alternative written commentary is provided overpage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACXORNN7YBLZPQGTPBUFTFCYN
    Media URN:
    VLVAACXORNN7YBLZPQGTPBUFTFCYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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