First Lady Nancy Reagan

Judy Woodruff and Carl Cannon talked about the life and influence of first lady Nancy Reagan and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Judy Woodruff and Carl Cannon talked about the life and influence of first lady Nancy Reagan and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her role as a political partner with her husband, his protector, and his primary caregiver during his years suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Topics included her relations with the press and her role as a fashion icon. In pursuing her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, she became the first sitting first lady to address the United Nations and to address the nation in a joint appearance with the president. Video was shown of Kirby Hanson showing artifacts at the Reagan Presidential Library.

Video clips included Mrs. Reagan and her son Ron in a 2011 PBS documentary, Mrs. Reagan in a 1999 C-SPAN interview and a 1988 interview with Hedrick Smith, President and Mrs. Reagan’s 1986 television message, and the president speaking in 1988.

This was the 31st episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close

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

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  • Carl M. Cannon Bureau Chief RealClearPolitics->Washington Bureau
  • Kirby Hanson Consultant (Former) Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library->Special Projects
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First Lady Nancy Reagan

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Program ID:
314538-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 13, 2014
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2014

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  • Jan 13, 2014 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 13, 2014 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 13, 2014 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 2014 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 18, 2014 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 18, 2014 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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