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    Election 1976: Day of Decision

    Using a map and portions of NBC’s election night coverage, three political scientists dissected the results of a presidential contest that saw Jimmy Carter narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford.…

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    1976 Republican National Convention

    This program included highlights of CBS News coverage from the last contested Republican convention. The 1976 Republican National Convention met from August 16 to August 19 in Kansas City,…

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    An Evening with Former First Ladies

    Andrea Mitchell moderated this discussion among three former first ladies. They talked about their activities since leaving the White House, including addiction programs, mental health and…

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    Betty Ford National Tribute

    A funeral service for former first lady Betty Ford was held in Palm Desert, California, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, journalist Cokie Roberts, and…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Awards

    Former President Gerald and Mrs. Betty Ford were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Award for their service to the nation. Former President Ford was honored for healing the nation after…

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    Former First Lady Perspective

    Betty Ford, Former First Lady, spoke about her husband and her years in Washington, D.C. She reminisced about her husband’s career in the House of Representatives and then the White House…

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    President Ford U.S. Capitol Service

    An official funeral service was held for former President Gerald Ford in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The ceremony included tributes from several members. Footage also included the arrival of…

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    President Ford Lying-in-State

    Members of the public paid tribute to former President Gerald Ford as his body was lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The Ford family also paid their respects, sitting by…

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    President Ford Concession Speech

    After losing the 1976 presidential election to Governor Jimmy Carter, President Ford delivered a concession speech with his family standing behind him. Betty Ford also spoke, thanking all…

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    Bush Presidential Library Dedication

    Former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, and former presidents and first ladies gathered to celebrate the opening of the Bush Presidential Library.…

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    First Ladies Panel

    Ms. Mitchell moderated a discussion among three former first ladies: Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush as part of a yearly business conference with speakers from various backgrounds…

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    Women and Substance Abuse

    Former first lady Betty Ford and others announced the release of a report on the issue of substance abuse in women in the U.S. They spoke about treatment methods and efforts at prevention.…

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    Mrs. Ford's Struggle Against Drugs

    Deputy Director on Drug Policy Fred Garcia, President Gerald Ford, and Melvin Forbes, President & CEO, Corporation Against Drug Abuse, honored First Lady Betty Ford for her efforts against…

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    Tribute to America's First Ladies

    Six of the seven living first ladies attended a gala celebrating their efforts to create a new outdoor garden at the United States Botanic Garden. The garden would be a living tribute to the…

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    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

    Former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford met with reporters to promote the need for mental health and substance abuse benefits in the health care reform package that was then…

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    Gerald Ford's 80th Birthday Party

    Contemporaries of former President Gerald Ford spoke to an audience of Washington dignitaries attending the former president’s 80th birthday party, taking place in Statuary Hall and sponsored by…

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    The Drug War: Alcohol Abuse and Treatment

    The committee heard testimony on the “hidden” drug war in America: the overuse of alcohol, a legal and widely abused drug. The Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration spent 74 percent more on illegal…

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    Closing Address, Remarks & Invocation

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