Gaylord Nelson: Who helps Wisconsin?
This 1974 advertisement supporting Senator Gaylord Nelson’s reelection bid highlights how his work in two Senate terms, though garnering national, aimed always to improve life in his home state.
In the Senate, he had pushed for cuts to the defense budget and increased spending on conservation. Here the narrator describes Nelson’s efforts in the creation of the Apostles Islands National Lakeshore and the passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, as well as his success stalling the construction of Project Sanguine, a planned naval transmission complex in the North Woods.
Unitel, 1974. Running time: 00:31
Credits: Tony Schwartz, producer