George McGovern

Former Senator from South Dakota and 1972 presidential nominee George McGovern has died. In 2009, McGovern visited Colorado College to talk about a book he’d recently published on Abraham Lincoln and to talk about other topics in politics. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin sat down with him for an interview. The original post containing that interview is recreated below, or you can also click on this link.



Poster by Alexander Calder, 1972

A Conversation with George McGovern

In his 87 years, George McGovern has served as a World War II pilot, history professor, Senator from South Dakota, and as the 1972 Democratic Presidential nominee. He’s also an author, taking part in the American Presidents Series with his book on Abraham Lincoln. McGovern spoke at Colorado College in September 2009. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin had the chance to speak with him before his presentation, about his book, and about current topics in politics.

Here’s the full interview with George McGovern, which you can listen to here, or download by right-clicking this link (about 27 minutes):

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Click here for George McGovern’s 2009 Washington Post Article.

Here’s the audio from McGovern’s presentation at CC, beginning with introductions from Colorado College President Dick Celeste and graduate Patricia Kelly (52 minutes):

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And Click HERE to watch a Pikes Peak Library District video of McGovern speaking about his book Abraham Lincoln at Colorado College.

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