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Ford Funeral / A Discussion #848378

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: John King) Saying good-bye to President Gerald Ford featured; scenes shown of the casket in the Capitol rotunda, at the Senate, going past the White House, at the National Cathedral & the plane flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan. [Former President George BUSH, President BUSH, Ford's Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - praise Ford.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Daily News" Washington bureau chief Tom DeFrank† & former presidential adviser David Gergen about Ford. [DeFRANK - says Ford was an "ordinary man"; comments on his May interview & lunch with Ford in which he supported the war in Iraq; shows his Ford press credentials; talks about the Betty-Gerald Ford love affair.] [GERGEN - says 1976 was the first year of evangelical politics with Jimmy Carter; notes Ford was a high Episcopalian & mainstream Protestant; calls it a grand sendoff today.]

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John

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