In Depth with Jimmy Carter
Dec 3, 2006
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In an interview, former President Jimmy Carter talked about his life and work from his home in Plains, Georgia. He talked about his presidency and his peacemaking efforts. He also talked about the books and poetry he .. Read More
In an interview, former President Jimmy Carter talked about his life and work from his home in Plains, Georgia. He talked about his presidency and his peacemaking efforts. He also talked about the books and poetry he has written, as well as the process of writing. He responded to viewer calls and electronic mail.
The book has stirred controversy because of its assertions of stifled debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israeli human rights abuses. One caller termed President Carter a “a bigot, racist, and anti-Semite.”
The first half hour of the program consisted of video clips.
Former President Carter is the author of a new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, and more than twenty others, including Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis; Keeping Faith: Memories of a President; The Virtues of Aging; An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood; and The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East. He co-authored Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life with his wife, Rosalynn Carter.
A 1946 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Jimmy Carter served in the Navy until his father’s death in 1953, when he took over the family farm in Plains, Georgia. He was a Georgia state senator and Georgia’s governor, prior to running for president. Jimmy Carter was elected president of the United States in 1976 and served from 1977 to 1981. In 1982 he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta. The Carter Center’s mission is to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease around the world. President Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.