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REAGAN REMEMBERED - "Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered" Tonight at 9 on The History Channel
New York Post ^ | 11/25/02 | ADAM BUCKMAN

Posted on 11/25/2002 1:40:17 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:10:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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To: YaYa123
Wouldn't you love to hear her speak about her Dad again?

Yeah. Plus Maureen's death means that Michael is outnumbered by the two kids (Ron and Patti) who do not respect him the way he and Maureen did.

51 posted on 11/25/2002 7:07:31 PM PST by krb
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To: PJ-Comix
Ronnie, the son, is a dunderhead too. They just don't get it. If you aren't a liberal, then you must not be very bright.

The Canadian prime minister talks about Reagan's blind spot with acid rain and how it was going to destroy the environment, but Reagan didn't care. It always amazes me how problems like acid rain and AIDS disappear under a Democrat regime only to reappear later under a Republican.

52 posted on 11/25/2002 7:37:46 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
A study just came out this week examining whether trees contribute to smog. It turns out that Reagan was right about that.
53 posted on 11/25/2002 7:57:57 PM PST by RONALDUS MAXIMUS
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To: All
I was dissapointed by the show. There was simply too much history to cram into 2 hours. Would have been better as a 2 part series.
54 posted on 11/25/2002 8:01:59 PM PST by afraid
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To: kattracks
It was a great show. I found myself thinking of Clinton's version in the future, and how laughable and petty it will be compared to this one.
55 posted on 11/25/2002 8:06:19 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: Skooz
OBHHH yeah you had hear of Jim Rome

You get the feeling it was tribute to Ronnie that even Ron Jr the moron is still running smack chat on his father beliefs system

I THINK SO

56 posted on 11/25/2002 8:12:20 PM PST by SevenofNine
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To: FR_addict
Also don't forget taking cue from Canuck

Ron Jr was hoser eh well so was Canadians Leftists back in 1980s were hoser too eh

57 posted on 11/25/2002 8:14:15 PM PST by SevenofNine
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To: kattracks
The Secret Service guy had me in tears while he explained that the President couldn't ride the horses anymore as he was making too many mistakes. Nancy told him that he was the one who had to tell him. The hardest thing he ever had to do,(this former agent broke down while telling Frank Sesno the story). He said the President then said "I know" and ended up consoling him!
58 posted on 11/25/2002 8:31:41 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: martin_fierro
I'm getting tired of watching "Clinton: A Legacy Invented"

Correction- that's "Clinton: A Legacy Perverted."

59 posted on 11/25/2002 8:33:11 PM PST by mafree
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To: afraid
Yes, a 2 parter would have been able to cover more, but this one did a good job of hitting the most historic elements of his presidency. I can only think of 2 points I would like to have seen included:

1. How demoralized the military was after Johnson and Carter, and how President Reagan revived pride in the military.

2. How President Reagan delivered us out of the Carter administration's famous deep blue funky malaise. Meat, gas, energy shortages.

60 posted on 11/25/2002 8:36:41 PM PST by YaYa123
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To: YaYa123
I could definitely have watched a longer program, but I enjoyed this. I expected both Patti and Ron to get in a dig or two, but they were respectful.

What really got to me was Nancy. Whatever anyone may say about her, she must love Ronald Reagan more than anyone on this earth. And I think he loved her the same way. It was very touching to hear her speak.

61 posted on 11/25/2002 9:55:46 PM PST by Dianna
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To: kattracks
I watched. I remember Reagan and his policy decisions from when I was a kid. He always seemed fair and honest to me, although I was too young to really grasp the impact of his policies.

I lean libertarian, and I found myself agreeing with quite a bit of what he said. The documentary was really well organized, and seemed a beautiful tribute to this man's life. I was sorry to learn a few years back that his health is failing. I pray that God blesses him and his family and allows his remaining years to be as pleasent as possible. Reagan is a wonderful man and a patriot.
62 posted on 11/25/2002 10:31:42 PM PST by mysterio
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Geez, are we watching the same program? I'm 40 minutes in, and it's been nothing but a hit piece.
63 posted on 11/25/2002 11:40:59 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus
Actually, it turns out I missed the first hour. Maybe that was where all the good things were said.
64 posted on 11/25/2002 11:49:16 PM PST by Rastus
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To: All
Wonderful program. Fantastic man. Great President.

Gob Bless President Reagan.

66 posted on 11/25/2002 11:54:21 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Watching it now. All us FReepers at one time or another bemoan our situation with RATs and other evils that threaten liberty. Something bad happens and we get long in the mouth.

Many of you were there in the late 70s. Remember just how bad it was.

This great man saw not what America was at that time, but what he knew it could and should become. And he led us in that direction.

He is responsible for my interest in conservativism which opened a whole world of political and later philosophical inquest.

His inner strength, clarity, honesty and optimism are traits he had in such abundance that I've yet to ever see them in one person before.

If I ever feel self-pity or despair, I think of only one man and how he chose to see the world in order to remind me - Ronald Reagan. It's a great day to be an American.
67 posted on 11/26/2002 12:02:21 AM PST by Rate_Determining_Step
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To: FR_addict
The Canadian prime minister talks about Reagan's blind spot with acid rain and how it was going to destroy the environment, but Reagan didn't care. It always amazes me how problems like acid rain and AIDS disappear under a Democrat regime only to reappear later under a Republican.

Yes, but the PM also pointed out that what made Reagan so great was his belief in his principles and to hell with his critics. The guy was spot on with that analysis.

68 posted on 11/26/2002 12:05:45 AM PST by oldvike
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To: Rate_Determining_Step
Regarding the show: Everybody was kind and gratious. Maybe Ron rubbed off on even his adversaries in some ways. Ron Jr. was great. Patty was quite refreshing as well.

The Secret Service guy at the end was a killer though. Getting choked up isn't really part of a GenXer like myself, but I was.
69 posted on 11/26/2002 12:08:57 AM PST by Rate_Determining_Step
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To: jern
Me! <|:)~
70 posted on 11/26/2002 4:01:38 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: PJ-Comix
she found conservatives too simplistic because they saw everything in black and white. Uh...wouldn't that describe the liberals of today?

Conservatives still see things in black and white. The problem is liberals think white is black, and black is white.

71 posted on 11/29/2002 8:23:34 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: kattracks
Mulroney still has a mullet.

I love this special. Takes me back to my childhood.

Or as the Onion framed it:

Decision '80: Which message will resonate with American voters?
Carter: "Let's talk better mileage."
Reagan: "Kill the bastards."

72 posted on 11/29/2002 9:47:01 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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