Jimmy Carter

6:05pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Politics

Interview: Jimmy Carter's call to action

KALW's Hana Baba with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States

When Jimmy Carter was in the Oval Office, the nation was still reeling from Watergate and Vietnam. As president, he created the Departments of Education and of Energy, brokered peace in the Middle East, and installed solar panels on the White House roof. But soaring inflation and a hostage crisis in Iran eroded Carter’s popularity, and many people consider him a failed president.

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