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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family…

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    A Family View of First Lady Betty Ford

    Susan Ford Bales and Steve Ford talked about their late mother, former first lady Betty Ford. Topics included her background, her marriage, and her struggles with alcohol and…

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    A Conversation with Former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush

    Former first ladies Laura and Barbara Bush talked about their years in the White House, including their work with literacy, and their memories of former first lady Betty Ford. They…

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    First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants

    Descendants of First Ladies Lou Hoover, Bess Truman and Betty Ford-including a great-granddaughter, a grandson and a daughter-recall life as members of a presidential family and the impact…

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    Remembering Richard Nixon

    President Nixon’s son-in-law, Edward Cox, was introduced to Americans during his much-publicized 1971 White House wedding to Tricia Nixon. Mr. Cox campaigned extensively for…

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    Betty Ford

    Historian and author Carl Anthony reflects on First Lady Betty Ford’s place in history. The lecture coincides with an exhibit on Mrs. Ford’s life at the Gerald R. Ford…

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    Ethics in the U.S.

    A panel discussion was held on ethical scandals and the state of integrity in the U.S.. Topics included ethics in government, from the founders to the handling of electronic mail, the rise…

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    Gerald R. Ford's Early Years

    Former President Ford’s son Steven and half-brother Richard shared their memories of youth and family life with the man who would become vice president and president of the United…

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    President Ford and the 1976 Election

    Red Cavaney served as a special assistant to President Gerald R. Ford. Now president of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, he talked about the 1976 presidential election" why…

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    Cold War Perspectives from the CIA and KGB

    Peter Earnest, retired CIA senior intelligence officer, and Oleg Kalugin, retired major general in the Soviet KGB, shared stories from the Cold War. After each had made remarks, they…

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    Gerald Ford Michigan Service and Burial

    Final events of the state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford included a private service at Grace Episcopal Church, where President and Mrs. Ford were married, and the interment…

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    Interment at Ford Museum

    A burial service was held for former President Ford at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Video footage included the arrival of the motorcade at the museum, the military honor…

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    President Ford Michigan Funeral Service

    At a funeral service held at Grace Episcopal Church, where President and Mrs. Ford were married, former colleagues and family members paid tribute to the life and career of former…

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    Departure Ceremony from Ford Museum

    President Ford’s casket traveled from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to Grace Episcopal Church for a final funeral service. The ceremonies included full military honors…

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    President Ford Lying in Repose

    Members of the public paid respects to former President Gerald Ford while his body was lying in repose at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    President Ford Lying in Repose

    Members of the public paid respects to former President Gerald Ford while his body was lying in repose at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    Gerald Ford Funeral and Memorial Events

    Ceremonies which were part of official events for the funeral services for former President Gerald Ford were shown. Events from Tuesday January 2, 2007 included the military honor…

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    Lying in Repose at Ford Museum

    Members of the public paid respects to former President Gerald Ford while his body was lying in repose at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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    Gerald Ford Museum Service

    State and local officials paid tribute to the life and career of former President Gerald R. Ford at a funeral service at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.

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    Ford Arrival in Michigan

    Air Force One, carrying the body and family of former President Gerald R. Ford, landed at the Gerald Ford International Airport. The ceremony included greetings by local officials and…

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