Meet the Press
| March 24, 2017
President Gerald Ford on MTP January 16, 1966
Then- House Minority Leader Rep. Gerald Ford (R-MI) appeared on MTP January 16, 1966 and made the case for an official response to the President’s State of the Union address. He delivered that first ever SOTU response along with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Everett Dirksen (R-IL) the next day, on Jan. 17th.