Ronald Reagan


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Interviewees discuss the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989).

Highlights
Michael J. Fox on how the Republican party embraced his character on Family Ties ; Ronald Reagan wanted to appear on the show
Sam Donaldson on President Reagan lying about Iran-Contra
Lesley Stahl on how she found the Reagan Administration less "emotional" than the Carter Administration as CBS' White House Correspondent
David Brinkley on interviewing President Ronald Reagan
Jorge Ramos on his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
Howard K. Smith on moderating presidential debates
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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on Ronald Reagan, President of the Screen Actors Guild, granting a waiver allowing MCA to function as both an agency and a production company, creating the first residual payments for actors and writers

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on interviewing President Ronald Reagan

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on President Reagan lying about Iran-Contra
Sam Donaldson on covering the assassination attempt on President Reagan as ABC White House correspondent
Sam Donaldson on the differences in how the Carter and Reagan administrations treated the press
Sam Donaldson on Ronald Reagan
Sam Donaldson on battles with Reagan White House spokesman Larry Speakes

Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on the formation and goals of his right wing political organization the Moral Majority, and on his involvement with Ronald Reagan

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on how the Republican party embraced his character on Family Ties ; Ronald Reagan wanted to appear on the show

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on the 1980 election between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and on calling elections early

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on the advent of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and the first roast, featuring Ronald Reagan

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on Family Ties being the favorite show of Ronald Reagan and how the show reflected the Reagan era

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on the end of the Iran Hostage Crisis during Reagan's presidency

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on producing The General Electric Theater, hosted by Ronald Reagan

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on working with Ronald Reagan

A.C. Lyles

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A.C. Lyles on his association with the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations
A.C. Lyles on his association with the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan's Inaugural specials
Marty Pasetta on how the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt affected The Academy Awards
Marty Pasetta on directing the special Let Poland Be Poland

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on his relationship with President Ronald Reagan
Ward Quaal on his relationship with Ronald Reagan, and on Reagan's attitude toward broadcasting
Ward Quaal on his lobbying President Ronald Reagan against the Fairness Doctrine

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan

Bob Schieffer

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Bob Schieffer on covering Ronald Reagan as chief Washington correspondent for CBS News

Reese Schonfeld

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Reese Schonfeld on CNN's relationship with the Reagan administration

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on moderating presidential debates

Lesley Stahl

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Lesley Stahl on how she found the Reagan Administration less "emotional" than the Carter Administration as CBS' White House Correspondent
Lesley Stahl on memorable interviews she did on Face the Nation, including George Schultz and Margaret Thatcher during the Iran Contra Scandal

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on White House reaction to The Day After

John Strauss

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John Strauss on an interview newspaper columnist Hal Humphrey conducted with Ronald Reagan

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on directing an interview with then President-elect Ronald Reagan

John Walsh

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John Walsh on getting legislation passed to help find missing children

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