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 years, Ms. Noonan, a speechwriter for… 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 01, 1995 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 07, 2007 | 10:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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
  • Apr 02, 1995 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2003 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2003 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 23, 2003 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 23, 2003 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2003 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2003 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 16, 2003 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2003 | 3:23am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2003 | 3:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2004 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2004 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2004 | 7:42am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2004 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2004 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2004 | 10:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2004 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 13, 2004 | 10:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 13, 2004 | 7:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 07, 2007 | 10:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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