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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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…

    663 views
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    James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

    Mr. Smith spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his secretary of state, reshaped U.S. nationalism during the…

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    George Washington's Presidency

    Mr. Warren, assistant editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia, critiqued George Washington’s presidency. He described Washington as an…

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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…

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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…

    356 views
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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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    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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    Ford Museum Tour Part 1

    President Ford talked about some of the ten exhibits added to the
    museum during its renovation. The new exhibits featured in this
    portion focus on popular culture, Watergate, and

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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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    Calvin Coolidge: Examining the Evidence

    In this conference Jim Cooke delivers Richard Norton Smith’s keynote speech about the Coolidge presidency. Each speaker addresses various aspects of the political career of…

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    Ford Museum Tour Part 2

    President Ford talked about some of the ten exhibits added to the
    museum during its renovation. The new exhibits featured in this
    portion of the interview focus on Ford’s…

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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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    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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    Ford Museum Rededication

    Former Presidents Bush and Carter joined President Ford to rededicate the Ford Presidential Musuem. The museum is adding ten exhibits using the latest in communications technology to…

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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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