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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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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    Chris Matthews was the featured speaker at the presentation of the 25th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards. The Ford Presidential Foundation honored the…

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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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    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 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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    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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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    CNN senior political analyst David Gergen and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) were the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald Ford Journalism Award luncheon. They focused on…

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    Gerald Ford Award Dinner

    Marking the 30th anniversary of President Ford’s inauguration, Ford Foundation awards for public service were presented to Secretary Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney. Both Vice…

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    History and Culture in America

    Speaking on the topic, “History as a Source of Strength,” Mr. McCullough examined the importance of learning lessons from history. Prior to Mr. McCullough’s…

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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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    When Campaigns Were Fun: The Insiders

    Former presidential aids spoke about how campaigns had changed over the past several decades. Through personal stories and anecdotes, they addressed a variety of issues including the…

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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    Former President Gerald Ford presented the Ford Foundation’s 1992 awards for excellence in journalism during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The…

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    CIA Future: Company Man

    The panelists concentrated on the job of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and communications with the White House and Congress. The panelists also talked about their…

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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    Former President Gerald Ford spoke before the National Press Club as a representative of the Ford Foundation to award two members of the Washington news media for excellence in…

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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    President Ford presented awards to two journalists for excellence in print media during the annual Ford Foundation award luncheon at the National Press Club. Following the…

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    The Trouble with Washington

    Dr. Boorstin discussed the democratic paradox, the tendency for citizens of a democracy to trust the form of government but to distrust those who govern. He says this is why there…

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    Women in American Political Life Panel 2

    Panelists reflected on the strides women had made in the past 50 years noting that women’s issues had begun to define political agendas today. They also discussed the challenges…

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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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    Supreme Court Issues

    Justice Stevens talked about his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ford in 1975 and about his tenure on the court. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions…

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