Came across this photo taken in Plains, Georgia in 1996. We were on a family vacation heading north but took a side trip to Carter country. That’s Jimmy being interviewed by a local news reporter on the occasion of the dedication of Billy Carter’s gas station as a newly minted museum. The reporter, on one of her first outings as a one-person news gather, was having problems doing set-up and interview prep with a very patient former president. So, I volunteered my services behind the camera on her shoot. Also had a chance to chat with Carter about the last time we had met during the 1988 elections in Panama when I shot an interview with him for Nightline. As head of the international group of poll watchers, Carter was placed under brief house arrest by Noriega’s forces to prevent him from speaking to the press about the “stolen” election. His comments on Nightline were blunt and forceful.
Lending a Hand for Carter Inteview
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