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    Q&A with Karen Tumulty

    Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty talked about The Triumph of Nancy Reagan, her biography of the former first lady. Ms. Tumulty discussed Mrs. Reagan’s role as political…

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    Reagan Assassination Attempt 40th Anniversary

    Forty years ago, on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. fired shots at President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton, including one that ricocheted off the limousine and struck the…

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    Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership and His Career

    Former Secretary of State James Baker talked about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and…

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    President Reagan BBC Interview

    The BBC’s Godfrey Hodgson sat down with President Ronald Reagan in the spring of 1988 -- late in his second term. In this wide-ranging Oval Office conversation, the president talked about his…

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    President Reagan's First Press Conference

    Ronald Reagan gave his first press conference nine days after taking the oath of office on January 20, 1981. Questions about the recently resolved Iranian hostage crisis and its aftermath…

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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 President…

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    Reagan Rising

    Craig Shirley talked about his book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of…

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    Lady in Red

    Sheila Tate, former press secretary for first lady Nancy Reagan, recalled the personal and public life of Mrs. Reagan.

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    Former President Reagan Dedicates "Breakthrough" Sculpture at Westminster College

    Former President Ronald Reagan spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech on March 5, 1946. President Reagan’s remarks were at the…

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    The President Will See You Now

    Peggy Grande, who worked for former President Ronald Reagan after he left the White House and returned to California, talked about her book The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from…

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    Reagan, Moscow and the 1980s Cold War

    Duke University History and Public Policy Professor Simon Miles participated in a discussion of his book, Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the…

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    President Reagan 1981 Inauguration

    Highlights of the 1981 inauguration of President Ronald Reagan were shown courtesy of NBC. This was the first inauguration held at the Capitol’s West Front.

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    President Reagan New Year's Radio Address, December 23, 1982

    President Ronald Reagan delivered a New Year’s radio address to the nation on the topic of drunk driving prevention. This recording is from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum…

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    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the library and museum that showcases the legacy of the nation’s 40th president. He then…

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    The Myth of the Great Society

    Ronald Reagan delivered a critique of the growth of government and President Lyndon Johnson’s policies in this speech called “The Myth of the Great Society.” The film was donated to the Ronald…

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    Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeremi Suri taught an class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. He explored Reagan’s domestic politics as well as his working…

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    All Star Party for Dutch Reagan

    Hollywood celebrities participated in a Variety Club International televised tribute to President Ronald Reagan. This 10th annual tribute party was hosted by Frank Sinatra, and includes…

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    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 electronic communications. They discussed her role as a political partner with her husband, his…

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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 states' rights, saying “We…

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    Eisenhower's Influence on Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan scholar Gene Kopelson discussed former President Dwight Eisenhower’s influence on Ronald Reagan as he embarked on a political career in the 1960s. He played audio clips of Mr. Reagan talking…

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