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    Reagan Assassination Attempt

    Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at…

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    Ronald Reagan Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Ronald Reagan announced he would seek the Republican nomination for president in the 1980 election. He made his announcement in a recorded video from New York City. He spoke about…

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    Reaching New Conservative Audiences

    Panelists talked about how the Republican party could gain new supporters. Topics included appealing to younger voters to gain more support and help change people’s perception of…

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    Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    David Keene, Chris Bedford, and Frank Donatelli talked about the lessons President Reagan could have taught if he were alive at the time. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President…

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    Book Discussion on The Reagan Enigma

    Thomas Reed talked about his book, The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980, in which he traces President Reagan’s political development and argues the the president was a political grandmaster.…

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    Book Discussion on The Nixon Defense and The Invisible Bridge

    John Dean, author of The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, and Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, talked about their…

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    Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration

    Will Riddington talked about social conservatism, the “Rights Revolution,” and the Reagan administration.  This interview was part of a series of five interviews American…

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    Book Discussion on The Invisible Bridge

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, in which he recounts America’s political and social landscape of the mid-1970s,…

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    Book Discussion on Landslide

    Jonathan Darman talked about his book, Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, in which he examines the presidential election of Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964 and…

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    Memorial Service for James Brady

    A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when…

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    Book Discussion on Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne…

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    Q&A with Rick Perlstein

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, the third in a series by Mr. Perlstein tracing the evolution of the conservative…

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    Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Ronald Reagan. 2014 marked ten years since President Reagan’s death. Panelists included Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Reagan Tax Cut Anniversary

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the 33rd anniversary of President Reagan’s signing of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act. Senator Lee talked about the legacy of the bill and the…

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    Death of James Brady

    James Scott Brady was an assistant to the president and White House Press Secretary for President Ronald Reagan. After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result…

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    White House Press Conference

    White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker talked to reporters about his first day on the job and his relationship with President Reagan. He answered their questions. Other topics…

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    After Words with Ken Adleman

    Ambassador Ken Adelman talked about his book, Reagan at Reykjavik: The Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War, in which he provides a firsthand account of the 1986 summit in Iceland,…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Schultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the…

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    Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium, Part 2

    Panelists assessed the influence of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech on the Republican Party and Reagan’s political career. The speech, delivered…

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