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the first of two programs, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum curator
Donald Holloway uses archival photographs and film to talk about the
38th president, who took office on Aug. 9, 1974, after President
Nixon's resignation. Mr. Ford remains the only White House occupant
never to have been elected either vice president or president. The
National Archives Foundation hosted this virtual program.
former first lady Betty Ford is honored for her life's work, with a
special focus on the White House grounds and gardens. Featured
speakers included landscape historian Jonathan Pliska, author of A Garden for
the President, and Mrs. Ford's daughter, Susan Ford
Bales. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation hosted this virtual
event and provided the video.
“When we moved in (to the White House), it was a
pretty tumultuous time, so I don't think Mother got involved in the
flowers as quickly as she would have. ... She had a lot of other
things keeping her busy, but she loved the floral shop.” SUSAN FORD BALES
Paulina Bren, The
Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women Free
Watch it: 6:40 pm ET Saturday (also
scheduled for 6:40 am ET Sunday)
the mid-20th century, New York's all-female Barbizon Hotel afforded
young women the opportunity to pursue independent lives. Among the
hotel's notable residents: poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, and actors
Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli and Nancy Davis (later Reagan). Author
Paulina Bren talks with the New-York Historical Society's Valerie
Paley about the hotel's unique role.
Veteran Canadian journalist Ken Cuthbertson talks about the life and
work of American writer John Gunther (1901-1970), author of the
popular Inside book series that provided an in-depth
look at countries around the world. The series included the 1947
bestseller Inside U.S.A., in which Gunther provided
observations, sometimes highly critical, from his visits to every
state in the country.
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