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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Gerald Ford Presidential Museum 30th Anniversary

    Following opening remarks from Elaine Didier and Susan Ford, James Baker talked about former President Gerald Ford’s leadership traits and actions. Former Secretary of State…

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    Book Discussion on The Oil Kings

    Andrew Scott Cooper talked about his book based on previously-classified documents revealing how the price of oil drove U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. He discussed the deal…

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    Betty Ford's Influence on the First Lady Role

    Noelia Rodriguez, former press secretary for Laura Bush, talked about former First Lady Betty Ford’s influence on the role of the first lady. Ms. Rodriguez also responded to…

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    Betty Ford Funeral

    Former First Lady Betty Ford’s funeral service was held at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Speakers included Lynne Cheney, the wife of former Vice President…

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    Betty Ford National Tribute

    A funeral service for former first lady Betty Ford was held in Palm Desert, California, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, journalist…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments of the death of former first lady Betty Ford the previous day. Numerous video clips were shown.
    A video clip was shown of Representative Jim…

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    Dedication of Gerald Ford Statue

    Members of Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to dedicate a statue of former President Gerald Ford as one of Michigan’s statues. Two of the former president’s…

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