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    Life Portrait of Gerald R. Ford

    In the thirty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Gerald Ford. Among the issues they discussed were his early career and…

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    Developing Domestic Policy

    A panel discussion was held by former presidential domestic policy advisers. Topics included the position of domestic policy adviser, the creation of the domestic policy council, and the…

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    Time and Chance

    Author James Cannon, talked about his book Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History. Mr. Cannon spoke about the political turmoil inherited by President Ford and the efforts…

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    President Ford's Career in Congress

    James Cannon talked about President Ford’s political career with an emphasis on his congressional service. Mr. Cannon is the author of Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with…

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    Tribute to President Gerald R. Ford

    A tribute to former President Gerald Ford was held at the National Archives to discuss the national and global impact of the Ford administration. Ambassador Scranton made opening remarks. Then a…

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    The Character of President Ford

    In the fifth of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, historian James Cannon discussed the life and presidency of Gerald Ford. Mr. Cannon was chief of staff to former…

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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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    The Trouble with Washington: The Pundits

    Journalists and political strategists discussed media coverage of politics and how this contributes to public cynicism. They examined various issues, such a lack of connection with the…

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    House Leadership in the Contemporary Era

    As part of a five-part series, participants discussed modern House leaders Gerald Ford and Thomas “Tip” O’Neill and the influence of their styles.

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    Public Role for Vice Presidents

    The participants discussed press coverage of vice presidents, the Twenty-third Amendment on the replacement of an incapacitated president, and other topics.

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    POW/MIA Affairs

    Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs continued Post-War Actions to Find Missing Servicemen. A group of current or former U.S. Government Officials told Senate investigators that…

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    The Nation's Social Policy: Past & Future

    Panelists discuss the role of the White House in domestic policy. Speakers from various administrations talk about policies of the past and solutions to our domestic, social and economic…

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