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    Life Portrait of Ronald Reagan

    In the thirty-ninth in a series on American presidents, participants discussed the life and career of Ronald Reagan. Among the issues they discussed were his early film career,…

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    Lou Cannon Oral History Interview, Part 2

    California journalist and Ronald Reagan biographer Lou Cannon worked for the Washington Post from 1972 to 1998, covering many political campaigns and figures, including President…

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    Lou Cannon Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Journalist Lou Cannon talked about covering the Nixon administration, getting to know Richard Nixon and covering his first campaigns, and the relationship between President Nixon and…

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    Ronald Reagan's Biography and Legacy

    After Tom Brokaw delivered a keynote address, he moderated a panel discussion on the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan. “Biography and the Construction of Presidential…

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    Republican Politics

    David Keene opened the 35th Annual Meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Al Regnery acted as master of ceremonies. Lou and Carl…

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    Book Discussion on Reagans Disciple

    Lou Cannon talked about the book he co-wrote, Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. He also talked about the presidential candidates…

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    President Reagan and the Media

    Reagan and the Media Final plenary session - “The Great Communicator” Feldman’s paper was “Ronald Reagan and Machiavelli.” The Smith paper was “The…

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    The Legacy of President Reagan

    The sixth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1985 and the Ronald Reagan presidency. Mr. Cannon talked about changes in the American political…

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    Ronald Reagan: Role of a Lifetime, Part 2

    Lou Cannon, author of Ronald Reagan: Role of a Lifetime, continued his discussion of the Reagan presidency from the previous week. Mr. Cannon, now a reporter for the Washington…

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    Ronald Reagan: Role of a Lifetime, Part 1

    Washington Post reporter Lou Cannon discussed his book, Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, in which Mr. Cannon examined Reagan’s presidential roles from various perspectives:…

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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Interviews

    Mr. Alpert was interviewed about the illustrated book Addicted to War. The book is a history of militarism in the U.S. published by an anti-war veterans group. Mr. Cannon talked…

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    Author Interviews

    Father and son Lou and Carl Cannon were interviewed about their books. Lou wrote Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, published by PublicAffairs. Carl is the author of The Pursuit…

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    Reagan Miniseries

    In a live simulcast from Showtime, participants talked about a movie on President and Mrs. Reagan telecast the previous evening. The movie was originally made as a miniseries for…

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    Book Discussion on Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power

    Journalist and biographer Lou Cannon discussed his latest book on Ronald Reagan, titled Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, and published by PublicAffairs. The book recounts the former…

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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors of books on modern U.S. Presidents discussed Chief Executives from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush in a forum titled “The Imperial Presidency.” Panelists included…

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    Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    Mr. Cannon discussed his book Ronald Reagan: A Presidential Portfolio, published by PublicAffairs. In it, he chronicles Ronald Reagan’s childhood in Dixon, Illinois, his…

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    War and the Presidency

    The panelists talked about U.S. presidents who have been commander-in-chief in times of war and how they handled the responsibility. They also talked about how President George W. Bush…

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    Biography: Fact or Fiction?

    Mr. Cannon and Mr. Schama discussed their experiences writing biographies, placing special emphasis on the difficulty associated with separating fact from fiction. They also…

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    Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    Mr. Cannon talked about his updated paperback biography: President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. It was published by Public Affairs Books. He also responded to viewer phone…

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    Vietnam and the Presidency

    The forum participants discussed the costs and consequences of the Vietnam War, especially as it related to the office of the presidency. They also told stories of their involvement in…

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