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The Other Side is the official podcast of a great comedy club, the DC Improv.

Jan 2, 2017

Tragedy brought Gerald Ford to the White House ... but did humor help define his presidency?

Our excellent expert is Ron Nessen, an accomplished journalist who served as Ford's press secretary. Ron talks about Ford's character and his sense of what was "needed" from the president in the post-Watergate era. And we also chat about Ron's special place in comedy history, as the first political figure to host an episode of "Saturday Night Live."

It's an interesting look at an underappreciated president ... enjoy!

Ron's SNL episode on Hulu

Ron's books on

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "Michigander Blues" by Jabbo Smith's Rhythym Aces, "Nightmare Boogie" by Slim Gaillard and His Boogiereeners