Did you stay up late watching the 2012 election results on TV last night? I sure kept an eye or three peeled.
As is our wont here – let’s jump back four decades and take a look at some classic footage from the 1972 presidential election which occurred 40 years ago to-the-day.
If you’ll remember (or have studied your history) Richard Nixon was re-elected president in what they called a “landslide” over his challenger, George McGovern. Here’s 12 minutes of NBC coverage from the night, Nixon’s televised victory speech and McGovern’s concession speech. I’m no fan of Nixon, but he’s certainly a fascinating figure. Leap back into history!
NBC 1972 Election Night Highlights
Nixon Victory Speech
McGovern Concession Speech