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Tribute: Sen. George McGovern on the Presidency From Lincoln to Obama
Posted on Nov 6, 2009
After the former U.S. senator’s death on Sunday morning, we look back at a 2009 conversation between him and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer.
George McGovern has been a witness to history, as both a scholar and one of the first senators to oppose the Vietnam War. At a recent Truthdig event, he shared his insight into past and current events, from Lincoln’s greatest accomplishment to the war in Afghanistan.
The following material was recorded in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2009 at the Truthdig salon “Sen. George McGovern on the American Presidency: From Lincoln to Obama.”
Videography and video editing by Brian Rudloff.
A full transcript begins on Page 2, following the video clips below.
Part 1 of 9 - Introduction
Part 2 of 9 - War Hero
Part 3 of 9 - Abraham Lincoln, “a good man speaking well”
Part 4 of 9 - A Bitter Lesson
Part 5 of 9 - Where Are the Great Leaders?
Part 6 of 9 - Landslide
Part 7 of 9 - Afghanistan
Part 8 of 9 - The Guy on the Airplane
Part 9 of 9 - Questions
Transcript begins on Page 2.
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