Rebroadcast: Diane Rehm Interviews George McGovern

George McGovern, the United States senator who won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972 as an opponent of the war in Vietnam and a champion of liberal causes, and who was then beaten by President Nixon in the general election, died early Sunday in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90.

On August 29, 2011 Diane Rehm had the opportunity to interview him on her show. We'll bring you this special rebroadcast today at 3 p.m. Fresh Air will return to it's regular schedule tomorrow.


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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

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From Reluctant Political Spouse To Pop Culture Icon: Michelle Obama

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