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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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    Life Portrait of Herbert Hoover

    In the thirtieth in a series on American presidents, Historians and scholars talked about the life and career of Herbert Hoover. Among the topics they discussed were Hoover’s…

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    Life Portrait of George Washington

    In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the…

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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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    President Ford Capital Arrival Preview

    Telephone lines were open prior to President Ford’s funeral at the U.S. Capitol building. The program featured the arrival ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base and final procession…

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    Book Discussion on Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Lamb spoke about the book, Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites, published by the National Cable Satellite…

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    Presidential Elections

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Ellis talked about past and present presidential elections. They also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    The White House in the Gilded Age

    As part of a forum on the 200th anniversary of the White House, Mr. Bushong talked about the first person to photograph the White House, Frances Benjamin Johnson. She also…

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    When Campaigns Were Fun: The Reporters

    Reporters spoke about how the campaign process had changed over the past several decades. Through personal stories and anecdotes from past campaigns, they talked about the changing…

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    Vietnam: Politics and Media

    Participants talked about the impacts of the Vietnam War on domestic politics and on the media. Among the issues they addressed were the power of the media to sway political decision…

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    Off Stage at the White House

    Participants spoke about the presidency, life in the White House, and about past presidents' personal and family life. They also talked about their own experiences behind the scenes…

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    Book Discussion on Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?

    Dr. Smith talked about his life’s passion of researching the last days and visiting the final resting places of late presidents. He read excerpts from his recently published…

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    American Presidents

    Historians discussed the results of a survey which asked other historians to rank the presidents in various categories. They also talked about the various qualities that presidents…

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    Former President Ford Interview

    Former President Ford talked about his years at Yale Law School, his service in the Navy, and his time as a congressman and president. Gerald R. Ford was a Republican congressman from…

    455 views
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    The Life of President Herbert Hoover

    Historians talked about the life and career of Herbert Hoover. They talked about how Hoover was viewed by both contemporaries and historians. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Tribute to President Gerald Ford

    Participants paid tribute to former President Ford, particularly for helping heal the nation following the Watergate scandal. During the program a variety of video tributes were played…

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    Martin Van Buren Discussion

    Speaking to the C-SPAN Board dinner, Mr. Brinkley and Mr. Smith talked about the eighth president’s impact on American politics and the political lexicon, including the…

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    American Presidents: Speech

    Mr. Smith spoke at a conference on historical sites related to American presidents. He discussed the importance and popularity of presidential history, as well as his work at the…

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    Women in American Political Life Panel 1

    The panelists talked about how the role of women in public life has changed over the years.

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