Remembering Senator George McGovern
Mon October 22, 2012
Dakota Midday Remembers Senator George McGovern
This special edition of Dakota Midday is dedicated to the late Senator George McGovern. Three guests join the show today to discuss the life, leadership and legacy of McGovern. We first hear from grandson Matt McGovern who's first experience in South Dakota politics was traveling the state as a child during his grandfather's 1980 Senate campaign. Donald Simmons joins the conversation - he's the Executive Director of the George and Eleanor McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. McGovern graduated from Dakota Wesleyan after World War II. He taught history and coached debate at the university in the early 1950's. And then Ted Muenster shares his memories of George McGovern. Muenster served as Chief of Staff for Governor Kneip from 1970-1974, and was also the Democratic candidate for Senate in 1990.