Betty Ford on Admitting She Was an Alcoholic

Barbara Walters recalls the former first lady being intoxicated during a tour of the White House.
0:49 | 11/26/13

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Transcript for Betty Ford on Admitting She Was an Alcoholic
In 1977. When I interviewed president and mrs. -- it was clear during a tour of the White House living quarters. But the First Lady was handled -- precious of the president -- By abusing. Alcohol. Lawrence. Barbara at six this -- -- EMI. Broke things. From home. -- -- -- -- -- slow and sometimes -- and I -- them to edit out much of the interview. In 1987. A decade after leaving the White House we spoke again. The toughest thought she is was to admit that -- an alcoholic and word alcoholic. To me pan am. He meaning. -- being. Disheveled drunk all of those saying so how can I be an alcoholic.

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