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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) President Gerald Ford’s candid conversations from 1995 with then-“Newsweek” reporter Michael Beschloss† in which he expressed his views on the Republican Party and his successors reviewed; details given about his friendship with President Richard Nixon; 1973 phone call between Nixon and Ford played. [Voice of FORD – says we felt uncomfortable at the last convention; criticizes President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush for their position on abortion; criticizes President Ronald Reagan for not campaigning for him; comments on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate.] [BESCHLOSS – notes Ford was stung by the movement of the Republicans to the “hard right.”]
- Brown, Campbell;
- Mitchell, Andrea
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