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    Ford Address to Joint Session of Congress

    President Ford delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress three days after becoming president upon the resignation of President Nixon. President Ford said that his…

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    Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

    Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon, who announced his resignation the night…

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    Discussion with White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their experiences in the White House, the difficulties of the job, and how the position has…

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    Steve Ford Interview

    Steve Ford reminisced about his mother Betty Ford. He talked about growing up in the Ford family, life in the White House, his mother’s struggle with substance abuse, and the…

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    First Lady Betty Ford

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Betty Ford and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her professional…

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    Life Portrait of Gerald R. Ford

    In the thirty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Gerald Ford. Among the issues they discussed were his early career…

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    Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme Trial

    Panelists talked about the life and trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who attempted to assassinate President Ford in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The Eastern District…

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    President Ford Testimony on September 1975 Assassination Attempt

    President Ford testified about a 1975 assassination attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromm, a follower of Charles Manson.

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    Legacy of Gerald R. Ford

    Author Jon Meacham talked about the life and legacy of former President Gerald Ford on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The nation’s 38th chief executive, President Ford was…

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    Legacy of President Gerald Ford

    Thomas DeFrank talked by telephone about his piece on the National Journal website that weekend in recognition of the centennial of the birth of President Gerald Ford. He talked about…

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    Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center

    John Schwarzlose talked about the Betty Ford Center and the role Betty Ford played in the center’s creation and operation. He talked about how the former first lady used the…

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    Gerald R. Ford Interview

    President Gerald Ford talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower, including the 1952 election and the Republican Party’s domestic agenda, McCarthyism, civil rights, and President…

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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 Throughout History

    Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as how those roles had evolved. They talked specifically about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie…

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    A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First Ladies. Mr. Kennerly was the White House photographer during the Ford Administration from 1974-77.…

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    White House Family Memories

    Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child…

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    Ford Election Eve Program

    The Republican National Committee presented a broadcast in support of President Gerald Ford’s 1976 presidential campaign. The program featured insights and testimonials from…

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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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    Betty Ford and the Role of First Ladies

    Professor Melissa Harris-Perry talks about the role of First Ladies in U.S. history with a focus on Betty Ford. She describes Betty Ford’s willingness to speak out about her…

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