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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, involvement…

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    The Reagan Legacy: Before the White House

    As part of a symposium on the legacy of Ronald Reagan, the panelists discussed the former president’s years in Hollywood and his two terms as governor of California. They shared stories of…

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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 Post, has followed…

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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: as that of communicator, leader,…

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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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    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 of Happiness in…

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    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 Mr. Reeves, author…

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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 is…

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    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 career as an actor, his marriage to…

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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 responded to…

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    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 calls.

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    Official Negligence

    Mr. Cannon talked about his new book, Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the L.A.P.D.. In the book, he concludes that political, police and judicial…

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    How the Presidents Used the Press

    Panelists discussed how the relationship between five modern presidents and the press: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. They…

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    Presidential Power and the Media

    The panelists discussed the media and its coverage of politics as part of a two day seminar on the nature of presidential powers, national concerns and the state of the American political…

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    Tour of Summerland, California

    Mr. Cannon spoke on the attractions of Summerland, California, where Governor Clinton and his family are spending Thanksgiving vacation. He spoke over scenes of the landscape of Summerland, where…

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    Press Coverage and the Presidency

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    Broder Fourth Estate Award

    The National Press Club held its annual dinner to award its 1988 Fourth Estate Award. After sometimes humorous speeches by Lou Cannon, James Baker and Jack Germond, Mr. Roderick presented…

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    Mid Term Elections

    Panelists discussed the upcoming presidential election during a forum called: Looking Forward To 1988.

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    Federal Deficit

    The guests discussed Presidents Reagan’s plan to cut federal deficit and responded to callers' questions.

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