Ronald Reagan: The Man and the Myth

History professors discussed President Reagan’s childhood in the Midwest and his experiences at Eureka College. After their… read more

History professors discussed President Reagan’s childhood in the Midwest and his experiences at Eureka College. After their papers were presented, the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Rodriguez moderated.

Roger Johnson spoke on “Myth, History and Reagan’s Youth in Presidential Biography.” Devan Bissonette spoke on “Scripting an American Life: Autobiography, Ronald Reagan and the Invention of a President.”

Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. As part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, his alma mater held the conference, “Reagan and the Midwest,” focused on the formative factors of family, faith, community, and education that were central to Ronald Reagan’s development as a leader. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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297514-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Eureka, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Nov 12, 2011
Last Aired:
Nov 13, 2011

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  • Nov 12, 2011 | 10:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 13, 2011 | 5:19pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 13, 2011 | 8:16pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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