Democratic U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy was a witty intellectual with a passion for poetry who represented Minnesota for several decades in Congress.
McCarthy is best known for his 1968 presidential campaign, which was the subject of a 2006 Minnesota Public Radio News documentary. Based on archival recordings, the audio documentary offers insight into McCarthy's personality and the disconnect between the candidate and his supporters. McCarthy was born March 29, 1916, and died in 2005.
"The McCarthy Tapes" was produced by MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire.
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