TVTV - Gerald Ford's America - Part One: WIN
TVTV Volume 1 • 28m
In the wake of “Lord of the Universe,” TVTV planned to cover the impeachment of Richard Nixon, but, unfortunately, Nixon resigned. The group made a ninety-degree turn to covering the “first hundred days” of the Gerald Ford administration, a cavalcade of photo ops and campaign appearances. In Part One of the four-part series, entitled WIN (referring to the Ford slogan, “Whip Inflation Now”), TVTV goes on a whirlwind across-country trek with Ford, stopping in Sioux City, Iowa, Salt Lake City, and Portland. The show is more about Ford’s public than Ford. A supporter in Portland paid $2700 (a lot of money in 1975) for a football that Ford hiked between his legs on stage. One critic said that it was a portrait of “Boobus Americanus.” He wasn’t far off.
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