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National Press Club Luncheon Speakers

Gerald R. Ford, June 6, 1988

Image: Gerald R. Ford with Lee Roderick
Gerald R. Ford with 1988 NPC President Lee Roderick, June 6, 1988. Photo by Martin Kuhn. National Press Club Archives

Ex-President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) spoke at a luncheon gathering at the National Press Club on June 6, 1988, to inaugurate the first annual Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism prizes. Following short acceptance speeches, Ford delivered a talk on the state of the federal budget process, which, he warned, was “in total shambles.” ... More [PDF; 169 KB]

Timings (hh:mm:ss)

Introductions: 00:00-02:48
Gerald Ford presents awards for distinguished reporting: 02:48-14:59
Introduction of Gerald Ford: 15:00-17:50
Speech: 17:50-37:56
Q & A: 37:58-01:01:02

Topics of the Talk

  • Bob Hope’s Jokes about Gerald Ford: 17:50-19:38
  • 1980s Federal Government Budget Approval Process: 19:56-21:38
  • 1980s Federal Government Budget Deficit and National Debt: 21:39-23:50
  • Changes in Federal Budget Approval Process: 23:51-37:48
  • Role of President in Federal Budget and the Presidential Veto: 37:58-40:38
  • Reagan-Gorbachev Summit in Moscow: 43:52-46:59
  • 1988 Presidential Campaign: 47:00-50:26
  • Nixon Pardon: 53:57-56:35
  • Middle East Peace Process: 56:36-59:12
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