The Joe Foote Interviews

This exhibit features a series of 4 annotated and tagged interviews with Carl Albert and Joe Foote. The Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives acquired the interviews in 2015 as part of the Joe Foote Collection

Joe Foote served as Speaker Carl Albert’s press secretary from 1972 to 1976. As press secretary, Foote’s role was loosely defined. He mostly acted as a liaison with the press, though he also became invaluable during the dramatic shifts in the executive branch which placed Albert next in line for president twice. Notable events during Foote’s time as Press Secretary include the investigation and resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, the Watergate Scandal, the resignation of President Richard Nixon, and the Vietnam War.

Pictured above (L-R): Joel Jankowsky, Carl Albert, and Joe Foote
(Carl Albert Collection, Photographs, Item 2138, Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives)

Credits

Audio annotations by Arielle Vaverka and Luke Albert using the OHMS platform. Technical support by Nathan Gerth.