Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Steps Into The Political Spotlight


On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a speech in support of Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater that launched Reagan’s political career. The speech became known as “A Time for Choosing.” This video shows a clip from the speech in which Reagan discusses the Democrat’s attitude towards the Soviet Union, … Continue reading

Richard Nixon
Reagan Gives Call of Support to Nixon During Watergate

Reagan Gives Call of Support to Nixon During Watergate

From the Nixon tapes, then California Governor Ronald Reagan calls President Nixon to give his support during the height of the Watergate Scandal. Nixon had just given a televised address to the nation announcing that Haldeman and Erlichman had been let go, and that John Dean had been fired. It was … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
The Cameramen Who Witnessed the Shooting

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American news anchor Sam Donaldson and his cameraman Hank Brown recall being by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel where John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate him. They discuss the events that led up to the shooting. Shelly Fielman and Charlie Wilson, … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Reagan’s Son on John Hinckley

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John Hinckley’s assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan was on March 30, 1981 and Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. 30 years later, Ronald Reagan Jr., son of the former president, speaks in 2011 on his concerns over Hinckley’s recent increases in freedoms as a psychiatric … Continue reading

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster on Her Ties to Reagan Assassination Attempt


“I feel very young…” Watch Jodie Foster’s press conference on April 2, 1981 following John Hinckley’s assasination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.  Hinckley, who began stalking Foster at Yale University shortly after she appeared in the 1976 film “Taxi Driver.” He claimed that his attempt on Reagan’s life was a … Continue reading

Berlin Wall
‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!’


A significant moment in Cold War history: U.S. President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 issued a challenge to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, which the Communist state of East Germany erected in 1961 as a barrier between West Berlin and the socialist state … Continue reading

Betty Ford
Gerald and Betty Ford’s PostMortem Commemoration of Reagan

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In an interview with Larry King, former president and first lady, Gerald and Betty Ford, lament the death of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. Betty Ford expresses empathy for her fellow former first lady, and describes Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s love story as “one of the … Continue reading