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Landslide
Landslide
NPR

In the mid-1970s, the Republican Party looked on the verge of self-destruction. Until 1976. A political earthquake: A cutthroat, razor-close, deeply personal... more

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Landslide

Four years later. Jimmy Carter is now an embattled president, unpopular and facing a tough primary challenge. Meanwhile, Ronald Reagan... more

04 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Outsider

Bruised after the primaries, the unpopular Ford looks headed for a blowout defeat in the 1976 general election. But his... more

28 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Ordinary Man

An unexpected contender ambushes the Democratic field. The one-term Georgia governor Jimmy Carter has planned a campaign of military precision... more

21 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Shootout

With the primaries over, the nomination hangs in the hands of a few remaining "unbound" delegates. Ford and Reagan scramble... more

14 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
The New Right

The 1976 Republican primary looks finished. After a string of losses to Ford, Reagan's aides prepare to concede. But a... more

07 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Lightweight

The idea that Ronald Reagan can win is laughable. "Suicidal," writes the New York Times. Too extreme, too gaffe-prone, too... more

29 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Trust

Gerald Ford had planned to retire. But in the days and weeks after Watergate, the new president looks to rebuild... more

22 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Introducing Landslide

When President Richard Nixon resigns in disgrace, three unlikely candidates emerge to fill the vacuum: Gerald Ford, savvy veteran of... more

12 Feb 2024 · 2 minutes
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