The Character of President Reagan

In the seventh of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50… read more

In the seventh of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Ms. Noonan, a speechwriter for President Reagan, discussed his life, character and presidency. She is the author of a book about the Reagan White House, What I Saw at the Revolution. She described President Reagan as “warmly ruthless,” steadfast, and as having “low-key courage.” She cited his courage and humor at the time of his wounding in a assassination attempt. She called him a great man and a great president, pointing out his little-praised accomplishments such as modernizing U.S. defense forces, persuading President Gorbachev to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles from Europe, and helping oust the Marcos regime in the Philippines. President Reagan was the first two-term president since President Eisenhower. close

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The Character of President Reagan

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Program ID:
63613-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Apr 1, 1995
Last Aired:
Nov 7, 2007

Airing Details

  • Apr 01, 1995 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 01, 1995 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1995 | 4:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Nov 07, 2007 | 10:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3