CBS News: CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite, 3/17/77: A Look at Foreign Affairs and Energy Policy

39th President of the United States

39th President of the United States


This was right before President Jimmy Carter gave his famous foreign policy and human rights speech at Notre Dame in the spring of 1977. The first United States President to ever at least during the Cold War to make human rights a centerpiece of his foreign policy. A true liberal democratic speech, policy, values that President Carter deserves a lot of credit for. And the best foreign policy if not speech he ever gave as President of the United States.

This was also right before President Carter laid out his national energy policy. Which was a move away from the Nixon and Ford administration’s which both pushed strongly for energy independence for America by focusing on producing a lot of oil, gas and coal in America. What President Carter’s energy policy was about was pushing for expansion of renewable energy sources. Like solar, wind and others and the President had a mix record at best as far as getting those policies pushed through.

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