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George H. W. Bush: February 22, 1976 27 min.

In response to the shocking exposure of the domestic espionage action known as Operation CHAOS, the CIA came under the fierce scrutiny of the Church and Pike Committees and the Rockefeller Commission. In this edition of Meet the Press, the panel grills the newly installed Director of the CIA, George H. W. Bush. Heated discussion centers primarily on leaked information about covert operations in An...

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Gerald R. Ford: November 9, 1975 52 min.

When in office for just over a year, Gerald Ford became the first sitting president ever to appear on Meet the Press. In this edition, President Ford speaks candidly about the issues facing his administration. Topics of discussion include his major accomplishments; the nation's mood at the outset of the post-Watergate/post-Vietnam era; the state of detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; budget...

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Jimmy Carter: January 20, 1980 27 min.

We still have 5.8% unemployment; inflation has risen from 4.8% to 13%. We still don't have a viable energy policy. Russian troops are in Cuba and Afghanistan. The dollar is falling, gold is rising, and the hostages after 78 days are still in Tehran. Just what have you done, sir, asks panelist David Broder, "to deserve renomination?" In this episode of Meet the Press, Jimmy Carter makes his case fo...

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Ronald Reagan: January 9, 1966 28 min.

In this edition of Meet the Press, former actor Ronald Reagan, candidate for Governor of California, faces tough questions about his qualifications while displaying his familiar ease and confidence in front of the camera. Put on the spot by panelist Lawrence Spivak-"Don't you yourself think it might have been better if you'd gotten some political experience running for a lower office?"-Reagan spea...

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Ronald Reagan: March 7, 1976 26 min.

In 1976, former California Governor Ronald Reagan challenged incumbent Gerald Ford for the Republican presidential nomination. In this edition of Meet the Press broadcast two days before the Florida primary, Reagan provides circumspect answers to questions on the "horse race" between him and Ford and on how, if President, he would deal with the U.S. economy, the process of detente with the Soviet...

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Herbert Hoover: December 11, 1955 26 min.

Largely dismissed as a President, Herbert Hoover is remembered today as a humanitarian with progressive views and a deep belief in the necessity of efficient government. In this edition of Meet the Press, the 81-year-old Hoover smoothly handles the give-and-take with the panel as he discusses the work of the Hoover Commission and promotes his idea for a new Executive Branch office: the Administrat...

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John F. Kennedy: December 2, 1951 27 min.

December 2, 1951, marked the first of eight appearances on Meet the Press for John F. Kennedy. In this edition, Kennedy addresses government corruption, the likelihood of General Eisenhower running for President, and his own aspiration to a seat in the Senate with measured answers. But he pulls no punches in his explanation of why America is not generally liked in Southeast Asia and the Middle Eas...

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John F. Kennedy: January 3, 1960 27 min.

One day after announcing his candidacy for President in 1960, John F. Kennedy appeared on Meet the Press. In this edition, the Massachusetts Senator talks politics, including matters of campaign finance, the prospect of running against Richard Nixon, the role his Catholic faith might play in the campaign ahead, the historical importance of a Democratic Party win in the upcoming election, and his r...

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Lyndon B. Johnson: October 9, 1960 28 min.

Lyndon B. Johnson tried and failed to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960. Instead, he was chosen as a running mate by the man who beat him: John F. Kennedy. In this edition of Meet the Press, Senator Johnson circumspectly discusses aspects of the Kennedy/Johnson presidential platform as he states his views on the civil rights movement, Vice President Richard Nixon, the federal budg...

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Meet the Press Meets the Presidents

No easy questions and no simple answers-that's Meet the Press, the longest-running network television program in history. This 13-part series of unrehearsed news conferences shines the uncompromising light of inquiry on the highest office in the land as future Presidents, former Presidents, and even sitting Presidents get grilled.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2007