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President Gerald Ford on Nelson Rockefeller (04:21)

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During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford discusses the withdrawal of Nelson Rockefeller as a vice-presidential candidate.

President Gerald Ford on the State of America in 1972-1975 (02:34)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford addresses American concerns during the past years, including Vietnam and the recession.

President Gerald Ford on Presidential Appointments (03:57)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford responds to questions about the appointments of G.H.W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld.

President Gerald Ford on Henry Kissinger and James R. Schlesinger (02:43)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford justifies his decision to dismiss Mr. Schlesinger in order to keep a more harmonious feeling at decision-making levels in Ford's administration.

President Gerald Ford on Goals for America (01:41)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford envisions an America in which government will not dictate the lives of Americans. America will maintain peace through strength.

President Gerald Ford on Major Presidential Accomplishments (02:28)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford maintains that he has restored public confidence in the federal government, handled the economic recession, and moved towards energy independence.

President Gerald Ford on Dismissal of Secretary of Defense (02:40)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford comments on the growing tension between himself and Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger leading up to his dismissal.

President Gerald Ford on Financial Plight of New York (02:28)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford denies taking a "stern view" of New Yorkers' plights and lack of employment. Ford wants to keep the federal government out of a state's welfare.

President Gerald Ford on Ronald Reagan (01:48)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford comments on similarities and differences between him and Ronald Reagan.

President Gerald Ford on Domestic Issues (02:09)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford addresses issues of legislation for New York City's problems, for a new version of an energy bill, and for a tax bill. He addresses the excessive growth of federal spending.

President Gerald Ford on Primary Elections (03:29)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford says he will enter all the primaries. Ford addresses financial concerns about his campaign.

President Gerald Ford on Campaign Strategies (02:18)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford addresses the health of presidential candidates, and on the timing of announcing a vice-presidential running mate.

President Gerald Ford on Détente and Richard Nixon (02:38)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford addresses the state of détente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Having pardoned former President Nixon, Ford comments on Nixon's role in a Ford administration.

President Gerald Ford on Optimism About 1976 Election (03:41)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford cites evidence for his optimism about the 1976 election. He cites American confidence, creation of more jobs, and foreign policy as proof of his capability to lead.

President Gerald Ford on Unemployment (02:34)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford believes that the strength of the American people will provide hope for the future of employment. He dismisses charges that unemployment is psychologically damaging.

President Gerald Ford on Qualifications for Public Office (01:55)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford argues against age discrimination for political leaders. He addresses the issues around the lack of younger qualified candidates for public office.

President Gerald Ford on the Vladivostok and SALT II Agreements (02:54)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford discusses issues around accepting the terms of the SALT II Agreement.

President Gerald Ford on Federal Budget of 1977 (02:21)

During his November 9, 1975 appearance on "Meet the Press," President Gerald Ford discusses his firm decision to offer Congress a $395 billion budget for fiscal year 1977.

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Gerald R. Ford: November 9, 1975

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When in office for just over a year, Gerald Ford became the first sitting president ever to appear on Meet the Press. In this edition, President Ford speaks candidly about the issues facing his administration. Topics of discussion include his major accomplishments; the nation's mood at the outset of the post-Watergate/post-Vietnam era; the state of detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; budgetary and economic challenges facing the country; his views on George H. W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Ronald Reagan; and his optimism about winning the 1976 election. Introduced by Tim Russert.

Length: 52 minutes

Item#: BVL39076

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9161-8

Copyright date: ©2007

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