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Sen. George McGovernVeteran, Congressman, Senator, Presidential candidate, Ambassador, statesman and South Dakotan George McGovern shared his thoughts and experiences from World War II for a fundraiser for the Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

"A Conversation about THE WAR"  took place on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. MT at the Journey Museum in Rapid City. The fundraiser was part of SDPB’s effort to mark the debut of the coming television epic THE WAR, the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick series about World War II.

McGovern, now 85, left his home in South Dakota for World War II service in 1943. He flew 35 missions as a B-24 Bomber pilot in the European Theater of Operations and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was interviewed by Larry Rohrer, Director of Content for SDPB.

Sponsors included the Friends of SDPB, BankWest, Inc. of Rapid City; Dream Design International, Inc.; and Doyle Estes & Kathryn Johnson.
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