Contact: Meredith Dickenson
214-768-7650
mmdicken@smu.edu

October 25, 2004

GEORGE McGOVERN TO GIVE VIEWS ON ’04 CAMPAIGN AT SMU OCT. 28

America's best-known liberal politician George McGovern will give his view on the presidential campaign when he visits SMU six days before the election. In 1972 McGovern ran as the Democratic nominee for president, promising to bring the troops home from Southeast Asia and to give every American a guaranteed minimum income. His stance against the Vietnam War made him a beloved figure to millions of young Americans. Today he is just as critical of the Iraq War, calling it a "terrible blunder." Since leaving the U.S. Senate, where he served 18 years, McGovern has continued to promote progressive causes. He has been a representative to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and has worked to improve U.S. and Middle East relations. While at SMU, McGovern will sign his latest book, The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition.

WHO: George McGovern
WHAT: "Personal Perspectives on Political Campaigns" sponsored by SMU's Bridwell Library, the William P. Clements Department of History and the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies.
WHEN:

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

Book signing to follow lecture at Bridwell Library.

WHERE:

Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts, 6101 Bishop Boulevard.

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HOW: The lecture is free and open to the public, but because seats are limited, a ticket is required for admission. For tickets, call 214-768-3483.

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