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Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2018

Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2018

The 32nd Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2018 were presented by Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner, with Molly Ball, Jenna McLaughlin, and Zach Dorfman receiving recognition for their work

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Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2019

Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2019

Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O’Neill is the 2019 Recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service which was presented to him by Carla A. Hills and Mike Ford at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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2019 America’s First Ladies Luncheon

2019 America’s First Ladies Luncheon

The 2019 “America’s First Ladies” luncheon, with special guests Anita McBride, Tina Tchen, Chef Roland Mesnier, Stewart McLaurin, and Martha Reeves, commemorated Mrs. Betty Ford’s 101st birthday and highlighted the enduring legacy of one of America’s most beloved First Ladies

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David Priess “How to Get Rid of a President” (April 30, 2019)

David Priess “How to Get Rid of a President” (April 30, 2019)

Author and former CIA intelligence officer David Priess presented a lecture on his book “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives” at the Library, which was a follow up event to the previous night’s presentation at the Museum

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Amb. Carla A. Hills “Why Trade Matters”

Amb. Carla A. Hills “Why Trade Matters”

Ambassador Carla A. Hills, President Gerald R. Ford’s U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, presented a lecture on “Why Trade Matters” at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan to a overflow capacity audience

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David Hume Kennerly “Extraordinary Circumstances”

David Hume Kennerly “Extraordinary Circumstances”

Pulitzer Prize winner David Humor Kennerly discussed the background of the Museum’s newest exhibit “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford” dedicated to some of his best photographs taken while serving in the White House

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Peter Hart “The 2020 Election”

Peter Hart “The 2020 Election”

Peter D. Hart, regarded as one of the top analysts of public opinion in the United States, presented his lecture “The 2020 Election: The Challenges and Changes Facing Political Polling” at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

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H.W. Brands “Comedian-in-Chief”

H.W. Brands “Comedian-in-Chief”

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and the Hauenstein Center at GVSU partnered to host historian H.W. Brands as he presented his new book “Comedian-in-Chief: What Presidents’ Humor Says about Them, and about Us”

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