Lead: In the campaign of 1968 with the civil atmosphere poisoned by unrest and intolerance, Hubert Humphrey nearly overcame the curse of the Vice-presidency.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Vice-president John Nance Garner of Texas, a lively and bright spirit who served with FDR in the 1930s, once described his position as not being worth a bucket of warm spit. He was merely evoking the sentiments of most that have served in that most useless of national offices. A few of its occupants have gone on to greater service but most Vice-presidents have sunk into hard-earned obscurity. One who did not disappear was Hubert Humphrey.