Background Checks: Can You Put The Past Behind?


In August 1972, a vibrant, Vice Presidential candidate named Thomas Eagleton–the U.S. Senator from Missouri–left the Democratic ticket after 18 days. Eagleton was pressured to leave, by powerful party leaders–and aides to presidential candidate,George McGovern–after acknowledging he'd been hospitalized three times for treatment of depression–twice being administered electro-shock therapy.