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    First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants

    Descendants of first ladies, a great-granddaughter of Lou Hoover, a grandson of Bess Truman, and a daughter of Betty Ford recalled life as members of a presidential family and the impact on their own…

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    President Ford's Constitutional Legacy

    Panelists at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon on September 8, 1974.

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    John Logie and Jill Wine-Banks, talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon, and recalled the events that led up to the pardon. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon on…

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    A Family View of First Lady Betty Ford

    Susan Ford Bales and Steve Ford talked about their late mother, former first lady Betty Ford. Topics included her background, her marriage, and her struggles with alcohol and prescription drug addiction. They were interviewed…

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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family to activism on behalf of important…

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    Gerald R. Ford's Early Years

    Former President Ford’s son Steven and half-brother Richard shared their memories of youth and family life with the man who would become vice president and president of the United States without having been…

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    A Conversation with Former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush

    Former first ladies Laura and Barbara Bush talked about their years in the White House, including their work with literacy, and their memories of former first lady Betty Ford. They also reminisced about former…

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    Ethics in the U.S.

    A panel discussion was held on ethical scandals and the state of integrity in the U.S.. Topics included ethics in government, from the founders to the handling of electronic mail, the rise in the rise in…

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    Former President Ford Interview

    Former President 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 from…

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    Remembering Richard Nixon

    President Nixon’s son-in-law, Edward Cox, was introduced to Americans during his much-publicized 1971 White House wedding to Tricia Nixon. Mr. Cox campaigned extensively for the re-election of his…

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    Betty Ford

    Historian and author Carl Anthony reflects on First Lady Betty Ford’s place in history. The lecture coincides with an exhibit on Mrs. Ford’s life at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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    President Ford and the 1976 Election

    Red Cavaney served as a special assistant to President Gerald R. Ford. Now president of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, he talked about the 1976 presidential election" why Ford decided to…

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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    On the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation, Mr. Sidey reflected on the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He talked about his personal memories of the Watergate…

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    Cold War Perspectives from the CIA and KGB

    Peter Earnest, retired CIA senior intelligence officer, and Oleg Kalugin, retired major general in the Soviet KGB, shared stories from the Cold War. After each had made remarks, they responded to questions…

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    Former President Ford Interview

    President Ford talked about the role of former presidents, the executive injunction against assassinations, U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, and the allegations against President Clinton. He…

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    Ford Museum Tour Part 2

    President 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

    President Ford talked about some of the ten exhibits added to the museum during its renovation. The new exhibits featured in this portion focus on popular culture, Watergate, and Ford’s…

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    Foreign Policy Debate

    Former Secretary Cheney moderated the debate between former secretaries of State and other foreign policy specialists. They covered topics such as the Marshall Plan, the expansion of NATO…

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    Gerald Ford Michigan Service and Burial

    Final events of the state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford included a private service at Grace Episcopal Church, where President and Mrs. Ford were married, and the interment…

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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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