The Character of President Carter

In the sixth of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50… read more

In the sixth of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Mr. Hertzberg, who wrote speeches for President Carter, discussed the life and presidency of Jimmy Carter. He focused on how Mr. Carter’s apparent failure to solve any large crisis, such as the Iranian hostage situation, and his lack of firm ideology hurt his public image. He also talked about his successful post-presidential career but emphasized that his presidency should be judged on its own merits. He repeated many times that Jimmy Carter was, relatively speaking, a saint in the political arena because of his commitment to human rights as a fundamental basis for foreign policy. After his prepared remarks, Mr. Hertzberg took questions from the audience. close

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The Character of President Carter

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Program ID:
63612-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 25, 1995
Last Aired:
Dec 14, 1999

Airing Details

  • Mar 25, 1995 | 8:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 1995 | 11:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 26, 1995 | 6:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 26, 1995 | 12:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 1996 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 1996 | 9:45pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 10, 1996 | 1:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 10, 1996 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 1996 | 10:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 04, 1999 | 1:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 14, 1999 | 2:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2