Journal E Illusions and Delusions: The Watergate Decade Journal E: The Watergate Decade

Carter-Ford Debate
Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during televised debate, 1976

On September 27, the first TV debate between an incumbent president and a challenger was held, when President Ford and Jimmy Carter squared off.

Don Bolles, an investigative journalist for the Arizona Republic who was probing the role of leading politicians in land swindles, died on June 13 after his car was bombed in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo © 2001 Mark Godfrey