NPR logo

Historian Views Nixon Pardon As a Ford Mistake

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6706502/6706503" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Historian Views Nixon Pardon As a Ford Mistake

Interviews

Historian Views Nixon Pardon As a Ford Mistake

Historian Views Nixon Pardon As a Ford Mistake

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6706502/6706503" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thousands of visitors are paying their last respects to President Gerald Ford, who lies in state in the U.S. Capitol. In remembering Ford, many credit him with uniting the country by pardoning President Nixon.

But Michael Kazin, a history professor at Georgetown University, does not agree. He tells Madeleine Brand why he still believes President Ford's pardon was a mistake.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.