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Fmr. Pres. Gerald Ford in Baton Rouge (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-15

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 | Camp David Agreements (1978) | Middle East | Arab-Israeli conflict | Egypt-Israel relations | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | United States House Select Committee on Assassinations | WARREN COMMISSION | Energy | NATURAL GAS | Politics | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Ford, Betty, 1918-2011 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Ford, Gerald Speaker


This segment from the September 15, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the press conference given by former President Gerald Ford when he visited Baton Rouge. He addresses: the Middle East peace summit being held at Camp David; the new evidence found by the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and how it confirms the findings of the Warren Commission on which he served; his criticism of the natural gas compromise in the U.S. Senate and the overall energy bill; President Jimmy Carter; and the health of his wife, Betty Ford. Host: Ron Blome