|Title||Running the White House|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932- - "Staff Coordinator" (a/k/a Chief of Staff) in the Ford
|Taped on||Oct 9, 1975 (Washington, DC)|
|Broadcast Date||Nov 1, 1975|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Mr. Rumsfeld, stepping into a position that had been renamed to escape the Haldeman taint, was widely regarded as having got the White House back on track. Here he engagingly addresses the question of presidential isolation in the wake of Watergate. WFB: "In England, the Prime Minister is protected against that inclination [to isolate himself] by two things: the institution of the monarchy, and the necessity of appearing two or three times a week in person, to answer questions very directly put to him by the opposition. Would you encourage the President to wander around Congress as frequently as he wanders around the United States, shake the hand of his old colleagues there, answer their questions, and listen to debate?" DR: "He does--in every sense except being physically present in Congress every day.... The breakfasts, or lunches, or dinners, or meetings in the Cabinet Room or in the Oval Office are really very much the kind of thing you are talking about."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-|
Presidents -- United States.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff.
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