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  • Former President Ford Interview
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    Former President Ford Interview

    Former President Gerald 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…

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  • Ford Museum Tour Part 2
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    Ford Museum Tour Part 2

    President Gerald 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 relationship with…

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  • Ford Museum Tour Part 1
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    Ford Museum Tour Part 1

    President Gerald Ford talked about some of the ten exhibits added to the museum during its renovation. The new exhibits focus on popular culture, Watergate, and Ford’s early life and his…

    221 views
  • President Ford Michigan Funeral Service
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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 President…

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  • Oval Office Historical Perspective
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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first designed at the turn…

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  • When Campaigns Were Fun The Reporters
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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 role of…

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  • Vietnam Politics and Media
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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 making, how…

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  • Tribute to President Gerald Ford
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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 and…

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  • Women in Politics
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    Women in Politics

    President Ford introduced Mrs. Dole and briefly discussed the strong and active women in his life. Mrs. Dole then discussed the changes in women’s lives, American culture, and politics…

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  • USEuropean Relations
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    U.S.-European Relations

    Secretary Albright compared the foreign policy debates of the post World War II era with those of the post Cold War era. She stressed that although circumstances are different, the…

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  • History and Culture in America
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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 lecture, former President Ford lauded Mr. McCullough for…

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  • CIA Future
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    CIA Future

    Panelists discussed the future of the CIA. President Ford and Mr. Tenet talked about the role of the CIA and its relationship with the White House, Congress and the public. Following his…

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  • Ford Museum Rededication
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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 teach…

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  • Inaugural Ceremony Review
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    Inaugural Ceremony Review

    Mr. Leuchtenberg and Mr. Smith talked about the upcoming parade and reviewed the president' inaugural address. Parade preparations were also shown.

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  • The Trouble with Washington
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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 is so…

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  • The Trouble with Washington Closing
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    The Trouble with Washington: Closing

    Former President Ford closed this conference titled “The Trouble with Washington” with his perspectives on public cynicism and discontent.

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  • Ford Museum Tour
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    Ford Museum Tour

    Former President Ford and Mr. Smith toured a special exhibit at the Gerald Ford Museum called “41 men,” which contains personal artifacts of the nation’s 41 presidents. They also talked…

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  • 100th Anniversary of Eisenhowers Birth
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    100th Anniversary of Eisenhower's Birth

    President Ford addressed a private audience at the 100th anniversary commemoration of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birth. He gave his opinions on a constitutional amendment to allow the president…

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  • Ford Responds to Media Questions
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    Ford Responds to Media Questions

    Former President Gerald Ford made a few remarks about the 100th Anniversary of the birth of President Eisenhower and then responded to reporters questions, including questions about the…

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