This nearly five minute political ad, paid for by the President Ford Committee during Gerald Ford's 1976 reelection campaign, uses members of the White House cabinet to campaign for him.
Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9th, 1974, and issued a full Presidential pardon of Nixon one month later. Ford would finish his term as the only President never elected to the office.
The resignation of President Richard Nixon created an unprecedented challenge for his successor Gerald Ford. Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library, explains how Ford was the right person for the job.
This political ad, paid for by the President Ford Committee, aired during President Gerald Ford's 1976 campaign. The ad compares the state of America with the problems it had faced just two years earlier, when Richard Nixon resigned from office.
Highlights of this day in history: A massacre at the Munich Olympics; President Gerald Ford escapes the first of two assassination attempts, weeks apart; Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' published; Missionary nun Mother Teresa dies. (Sept. 5)
It's the first new aircraft carrier designed in 40 years and requires fewer Marines and sailors to operate.
In 'This Day in History' video clip, learn about different events that have occurred on September 22. Some of these events include the establishment of the first French republic and the Soviet Union developing nuclear weapons. Also, an assassination attempt on Gerald Ford and Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.
San Francisco Mayor shot to death; Gerald Ford named as Richard Nixon's Vice President; Doctors perform world's first partial face transplant; Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies. (Nov. 27)
Will it be Gerald Ford's former ski home in Beaver Creek, Colo., or a historic synagogue turned residence in New York's East Village? Stefanos Chen unveils the WSJ House of the Week on Lunch Break. Photo: Scott Cramer.
Highlights of this day in history: Galveston hurricane kills thousands; President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon; Nazis begin Leningrad siege during World War II; Comedian Sid Caesar born; Original 'Star Trek' premieres on TV. (Sept. 8)
Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)
Watch a time-lapse video that shows the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the PCU Gerald Ford, under construction. It is the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Courtesy: U.S. Navy
Antiques Roadshow drives to the Gilmore Car Museum near Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a look at their collection of more than 1500 hood ornaments or 'mascots.' Appraisal highlights include a letter from Grand Rapids native son, Gerald Ford and an 1881 painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, valued at $300,000.
A letter from Grand Rapids native son Gerald Ford; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given by Czar Nicholas of Russia; and an 1881 painting by artist Jasper Cropsey.
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