Summary: The 1972 presidential contest comes down to one final race, the California primary. In a showdown between friends, George McGovern seems to win the nomination but also earns the label “radical.”

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Studies and Other Primary Sources:

Historical speeches, news footage, and other archival tape excerpted in the episode were gathered from:


  • Dakota Wesleyan University

  • Minnesota Historical Society

  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive

  • YouTube