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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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    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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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    CNN senior political analyst David Gergen and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) were the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald Ford Journalism Award luncheon. They focused on Gerald…

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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    Chris Matthews was the featured speaker at the presentation of the 25th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards. The Ford Presidential Foundation honored the winners of…

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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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    Supreme Court Issues

    Justice Stevens talked about his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ford in 1975 and about his tenure on the court. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the…

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    Gerald Ford Award Dinner

    Marking the 30th anniversary of President Ford’s inauguration, Ford Foundation awards for public service were presented to Secretary Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney. Both Vice President…

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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    Former President Gerald Ford presented the Ford Foundation’s 1992 awards for excellence in journalism during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The awardees, including…

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    When Campaigns Were Fun: The Insiders

    Former presidential aids spoke about how campaigns had changed over the past several decades. Through personal stories and anecdotes, they addressed a variety of issues including the…

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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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    Women in American Political Life Panel 2

    Panelists reflected on the strides women had made in the past 50 years noting that women’s issues had begun to define political agendas today. They also discussed the challenges which still…

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    Women in American Political Life Panel 1

    The panelists talked about how the role of women in public life has changed over the years.

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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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    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

    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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    Utilizing the CIA

    Mr. Baker described his relationship with the CIA during his twenty years of government service in various positions. He gave examples of the different ways in which he utilized intelligence…

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    CIA Future: Company Man

    The panelists concentrated on the job of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and communications with the White House and Congress. The panelists also talked about their personal…

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