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Ford Death / Defrank Interview #847801

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The death of President Gerald Ford last night noted.

(Rancho Mirage, California: Dan Simon) Ford's funeral previewed; details given about the public viewings. [Ford friend Gregory WILLARD†- talks about the planned tributes by Congress; reads letter from Betty Ford.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Elaine Quijano) President Bush's view of the Ford presidency reviewed; details given about Ford's ties to the current administration. [From Crawford, Texas, BUSH - praises Ford for his service to the US.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The legacies of the short Ford presidency examined; photos shown; details given about the future roles of Ford people former Secretary of State James Baker, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney & President George Bush in shaping American policy.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "New York Daily News" Washington bureau chief Thomas DeFrank† about the Ford White House. [From Austin, Texas, DeFRANK - says it was like a fog lifted from over the White House as things suddenly got better; talks about Ford's decision-making process.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on the 25th Amendment reviewed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Simon, Dan;
Quijano, Elaine;
Greenfield, Jeff

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