Here’s President Ford, visiting the press pool in the rear cabin. You see him leaning over, smiling. Shaking a young female reporter’s hand. Do you recognize her?
Well, here’s a hint — you saw her two photos ago. That’s Helen Thomas, the woman who struck fear into the heart of 10 presidents.
But it does show that kind of more relaxed interaction, even between the President and the media here on board. You don’t see the President holding journalist’s hands in the Oval Office or the Rose Garden.
By the way… take a look at the seats in the photo. Same seat you saw in the display case in the back of the plane — the original seats on Air Force One.
We’ll hear about President Nixon next.