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

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 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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Program ID:
63613-1
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Public Affairs Event
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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

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