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Christopher Lydon and Company; Jimmy Carter


Jimmy Carter, author, Turning Point, 39th President of the United States.

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Christopher Lydon and Company
Jimmy Carter
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Weekly in-depth interviews of local personalities by Chris Lydon. Series release date: 1991

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Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. Twenty years ago, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Today, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter is one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world. Episode 1: “Jimmy who?” Former Naval officer, peanut farmer, born-again Christian and one-term governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter miraculously captures the White House in 1976. He finds governing in Washington even more difficult than getting there. Episode 2: Hostage Carter secures his place in history by brokering the first Middle East peace treaty. But he is caught in a maelstrom: an energy crisis, runaway inflation, hostages in Iran. Following his defeat by Ronald Reagan, Carter transforms himself from failed president to revered peacemaker and humanitarian.

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Talk Show
Chicago: “Christopher Lydon and Company; Jimmy Carter,” 01/15/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9190AEB5D9A8443D9C7F0E2EFC04C9C6.
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