Georgia Stories/Global View with Jimmy Carter

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Here, in this wide-ranging dialogue, Jimmy Carter has some surprising things to say about the presidential election of 2000 and the Florida vote count. He also speaks poignantly of his rural, southern roots, which did so much to shape his values and worldview of today. Carter also responds with candor and heart to the questions as to what words of wisdom he would impart to the new president, George W. Bush, and what advice he would give to Bill Clinton in leaving the White House. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Former President of the United States, Carter is the author of many books including:

  • The Virtues of Aging (Ballantine, 1998)
  • An Hour Before Daylight (Simon & Shuster, 2001)

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Why personal mentors are important
  • Living with energy and vitality, no matter what your age
  • How the rural south has changed significantly over the last half of the 20th Century
  • What's wrong with the American electoral process
  • How we can be blind to discrimination
  • The benefits of simplicity in a fast lane culture
  • Jimmy Carter's post presidential vow, which speaks to ethics and integrity
Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 1/30/2001      Program Number: 2856