Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday today. GPB marks the milestone with the special “First Family of Plains” that aired Wednesday, Oct.1 at 7 p.m. on GPB. In the conversation, Carter discusses his humble start in politics.
Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes the best path forward in Syria is for the United States to work out a deal with Russia for Syria to give up its chemical weapons. Carter also said Tuesday during an event at The Carter Center it would not be a catastrophe if Congress votes against President Barack Obama's call for military action against Syria.
Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at an event at The Carter Center in Atlanta. Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter are expected to discuss peace and health initiatives around the world. The event will be broadcast live on The Carter Center's website.
A funeral has been scheduled for today in Calhoun for Bert Lance, an ally of former President Jimmy Carter who served as budget director before departing amid an investigation of his banking activities.
Former President Jimmy Carter will be discussing U.S. election reform at the Carter Center Wednesday. Then the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will presenting its final report for improving the U.S. electoral process.
Thousands of people become new U.S. citizens every year, but not many get to do it while shaking the hand of a former president. About 40 immigrants became citizens on Thursday at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, with Carter himself in attendance.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will travel to Egypt and Israel next week, where he will advocate for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A group of past heads of state that advocates for peace called The Elders announced the visit Thursday.