THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Keeping Ford in Fighting Trim

On one normal day last week, Gerald Ford got up at 5:50 a.m. and went to bed at 10:45 p.m. What went on in between was almost unspeakable. There were twelve separate scheduled events, mainly meetings and appearances. Ford greeted or talked to more than 100 people, made two formal speeches outside the White House. He placed a dozen telephone calls beyond the premises, received at least as many, conducted literally countless confabs on the inner-office lines. Three meals were eaten, ablutions performed, family members counseled, six newspapers perused, four TV...

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