• Short Summary

    SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN HAS JOINED THE RANKS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WILL SEEK THE PARTY'S NOMINATION AT THE FORTHCOMING CONVENTION.

  • Description


    McGOVERN ANNOUNCING DECISION - (SOUND ON FILM THROUGHOUT).



    MCGOVERN: "AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, OR IF THAT IS DENIED, AS UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, I HOPE TO SERVE AS BEST I CAN THIS NATION OF OURS, WHICH SO URGENTLY NEEDS A COMMITMENT, A PASSION AND A PURPOSE FROM EACH ONE OF US. PERHAPS FROM THE ALL-TOO-GREAT SACRIFICE OF ROBERT KENNEDY, WE CAN RESOLVE TO SERVE THE ENDS HE SO EAGERLY SOUGHT FOR US ALL: TO TAME THE SAVAGENESS OF MAN AND MAKE GENTLE THE LIFE OF THE WORLD. WHETHER OR NOT I SECURE THE NOMINATION OF CHICAGO, I WOULD HOPE THAT MY WORDS AND MY CANDIDACY MAY STRENGTHEN BOTH THE PLATFORM AND OUT LEADERSHIP IN THOSE INSEPARABLE ASPIRATIONS OF PEACE ABROAD AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN OUR OWN TROUBLED COUNTRY."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN HAS JOINED THE RANKS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WILL SEEK THE PARTY'S NOMINATION AT THE FORTHCOMING CONVENTION. THE SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR IS PLEDGED TO END THE WAR IN VIETNAM AND TO RESTORE DOMESTIC PEACE.

    SENATOR McGOVERN IS THOUGHT TO BE INTERESTED LARGELY IN BLOCKING THE CHANCES OF VIE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPREY, ON PRESENT FORM THE MAN MOST FAVOURED TO BE THE PARTY'S NEW CANDIDATE.

    SENATOR McGOVERN ANNOUNCED THE MOVE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY:.......

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XA4BBQ94VD1FNAHMM5ZBW8FA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XA4BBQ94VD1FNAHMM5ZBW8FA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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