One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern ()

directed by Stephen Vittoria
featuring Amy Goodman, George McGovern, Thomas Knock, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal

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In the spring and summer of 1972, George McGovern, a Democratic senator from South Dakota, achieved the seemingly impossible. Backed by a motley collection of Prairie populists, old-school liberals, and young people disenchanted with the war in Vietnam, McGovern overwhelmed longtime party favorites such as Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. However, McGovern's triumph proved to be short-lived; after his initial running mate, Thomas Eagleton, was ...

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