Answer: Rosalynn Carter
Rosalynn Carter appeared on Meet the Press the Sunday after the first Jimmy Carter-Gerald Ford debate of the 1976 election. She was introduced by Moderator Bill Monroe, who said Mrs. Carter was “considered by many to be [her husband’s] most influential advisor.” The Meet the Press panel, comprised of Linda Ellerbee and George Will, discussed the blunders of the campaign, the first debate (including the disastrous TV audio failure) and the close media attention to the candidates. Mrs. Carter declared, “I hope I don't ever get to the point that I have to worry about what I say” and went on to give a spirited defense of her husband’s performance in the debate and the campaign so far. She was also asked about her husband’s recent controversial statements, including the recently published, and now infamous, interview in Playboy magazine in which he discussed sex and his Christian faith and admitted: "I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.” Watch how she responded to those and other tough issues surrounding Carter’s campaign for the Presidency:
After the first debate of the 1976 Presidential election, Rosalynn Carter appeared on Meet the Press to discuss her husband's debate performance and defend some of his comments during the campaign.
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