George McGovern http://www.kunc.org en Remembering George McGovern http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-george-mcgovern <p>Former Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern passed away over the weekend. McGovern worked as a historian before—and after—his political career.</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:18:32 +0000 Grace Hood 35402 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering George McGovern George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement http://www.kunc.org/post/george-mcgovern-improbable-icon-anti-war-movement If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.<p>The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.<p>McGovern himself was none of these things.<p>He was, at the time of his presidential nomination, a 50-year-old two-term senator from South Dakota, a family man and the son of a small-town Methodist minister. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:36:00 +0000 Ron Elving 35373 at http://www.kunc.org George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency http://www.kunc.org/post/mcgovern-legacy-offers-more-lost-presidency <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orx63ix1y-o</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 35352 at http://www.kunc.org McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency AP: Sen. George McGovern Dies http://www.kunc.org/post/ap-sen-george-mcgovern-dies Sen. George McGovern, who lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters, has died. He was 90.<p>A family spokesman told the AP that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends.<p>Despite a landslide loss to Nixon, McGovern's candidacy and particularly his opposition to the Vietnam War was embraced by the left. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:41:00 +0000 35345 at http://www.kunc.org AP: Sen. George McGovern Dies Former Sen. George McGovern Enters Hospice; Was 1972 Democratic Nominee http://www.kunc.org/post/former-sen-george-mcgovern-enters-hospice-was-1972-democratic-nominee Former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic Party's 1972 presidential nominee, has moved into a hospice care facility in Sioux Falls, his family and friends <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=162973558" target="_blank">tell The Associated Press</a> and other news outlets.<p>The 90-year-old World War II veteran is "coming to the end of his life," his daughter, Ann McGovern, tells the AP.<p>Details about his condition aren't yet publicly known. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 35121 at http://www.kunc.org Former Sen. George McGovern Enters Hospice; Was 1972 Democratic Nominee