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Gerald Ford election blunder

Title
Gerald Ford election blunder
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
Oct 1976
Year of production
1976
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Duration
00:02:08
Description
Peter Sharp reports on controversial remarks made by US President Gerald Ford where he claimed that Eastern Europe was not under Soviet control, a blunder which could cost the Republican Party Polish American votes in the presidential election campaign. Contains excerpt from a Presidential press conference.
Further information
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=6426
Contributors
Peter Sharp; Gerald Ford
Keywords
USA; Elections; Politics; USSR; International relations; Presidents; Gerald Ford; Eastern Europe

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