President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate… read more

Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon, the pardon negotiations, and Nixon’s acceptance of the pardon. The program opened with a video clip of Dan Rather’s September 8, 1974, newscast that showed President Ford going to church and then his Oval Office address that evening granting the pardon. Also shown was Ken Gormley interviewing President Ford on September 8, 1999, at his presidential library in Grand Rapids. President Ford also accepted an honorary degree from Duquesne University Law School. After the panel, Steven Ford showed some slides as he spoke about the personality and private life of President Ford.

Herbert Miller was personal attorney to President Nixon during the pardon negotiations. Benton Becker was counsel to Rep. Ford during the vice presidential confirmation. Robert Hartman was counselor to President Ford. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

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Program ID:
153591-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Nov 27, 1999
Last Aired:
Sep 12, 2011

Airing Details

  • Nov 27, 1999 | 12:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 1999 | 3:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 1999 | 5:28am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 13, 1999 | 8:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2003 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2003 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2003 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2003 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2003 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2003 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2003 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2003 | 6:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2003 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2003 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2003 | 7:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2003 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2003 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2004 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2004 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2004 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2004 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2004 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 03, 2007 | 11:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 13, 2007 | 10:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2011 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 11, 2011 | 4:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2011 | 5:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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