Full Title: President Reagan’s Interview With Television Network Broadcasters in the Oval Office on December 3, 1987

Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Television Office. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent)
Series: Video Recordings, 1/20/1981 – 1/20/1989
Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 – 1/20/1989

Transcript: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7541:120387d&catid=35:1987

Production Date: 12/3/1987

Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted

Contact(s): Ronald Reagan Library (LP-RR), 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065-0600
Phone: 800-410-8354, Fax: 805-577-4074, Email: reagan.library@nara.gov

National Archives Identifier:5730544

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5 Comments

FInalage2012 · December 31, 2017 at 5:37 am

Such a soothing voice Reagan had

ducktravisty louisiana · December 31, 2017 at 5:37 am

Only thing that bothers me about Reagan is his endorsement of George Walker Bush as his Vice President. I cannot remedy the two facts about how Reagan was anti-globalist, with how George Walker Bush was his Vice-President slash running mate.
It seems crazy to me to think that Reagan didn't know about Bush's father, Prescott Bush, and how he was a skull and cross bones member, and Nazi collaborator. And also most likely a prominent figure in the JFK assassination. How does George Walker Bush vibe with Reagan in any way?
My best guess is that Reagan couldn't get in during the 60's and 70's even though he should have. A little research will show that the Republican during that time, Nixon, was crucially connected to Prescott Bush and the Bush family.
So my best guess is that while Reagan was blackballed during the Nixon years, he was always kept "in mind", by the powers that be. When it was appropriate for him to run in 1980, he had to accept George Walker Bush as his Vice President on the condition of running.
All of this makes me feel so much better about Donald Trump than any republican that I can ever remember. Trump is beholden to no one. He didn't take a single dollar from anyone to reach the presidency. Whereas it seems that even the great Ronald Reagan needed a little "extra help" to reach that point. And that's the reason that he needs to defend things like the "Iran Contra" during his presidency. Not his fault but the people working "for him", and he could never publicly denounce the Bushs' although I'm sure that privately he wanted to.

C R · December 31, 2017 at 5:37 am

President Reagan gave his assessment of this in his diary: "Upstairs to Nancy. We saw the interview on NBC. It was OK."

tom sanderson · December 31, 2017 at 5:37 am

Dan Rather's story about the Chicago mayor reminds me of the one about the legendary coach of Liverpool Soccer team, Bill Shankley. One of his players asked him for complimentary tickets for his family for the next game. His reply "Son if your own mother and father won't pay to come and see you how can you expect the fans to?"

sboudreaux27 · December 31, 2017 at 5:37 am

Seems nice to have the well-known TV broadcasters inside the White House.

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