George McGovern Falls Before Planned TV Appearance

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sioux Falls (AP) - Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has been hospitalized after falling and hitting his head while getting ready for a live interview on C-SPAN.

McGovern's daughter Ann McGovern tells The Associated Press that
her father fell in Mitchell, S.D., and is being transported by
helicopter to a Sioux Falls hospital. The former South Dakota
senator was getting set to take part in a live program called "The
Contenders," focusing on failed presidential candidates who
changed the landscape of American politics.

Ann McGovern says the injury is unrelated to her 89-year-old
father's hospitalization in late October for exhaustion.

McGovern fell outside of the Dakota Wesleyan University's
McGovern Library in Mitchell, which is across the street from one
of his homes. Witnesses say he was bleeding profusely but conscious and talking.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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