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The Nixon-Ford Presidency

Speaker: Lou Cannon
Date: March 3, 1986
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A Washington Post columnist attempts to create a more nuanced view of the Nixon and Ford presidencies. Beginning with a detailed discussion of his character and habits, Cannon addresses the positive aspects of Nixon's political career, Nixon's personal values, important individuals of his administration, Nixon's relations with the press and his press conferences. In the second part of the forum, Cannon discusses Ford's political leadership and his presidency, as well as Ford's relationship with Reagan.

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