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Reagan and the '80s

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Reagan and the '80s

Reagan and the '80s

Reagan and the '80s

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In the 1980s what Ronald Reagan called a "prairie fire" roared across America — and from invigorated conservatives, to Reagan Democrats, to angry liberals — the Reagan Revolution left few Americans untouched. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for a look back at the politics, the culture and the mood of the Reagan decade.

Guests:

David Gergen
*Ronald Reagan's director of communications
*White House adviser to four presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton
*Director for the Center of Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Peter Kornbluh
*Co-editor of The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (The National Security Archive Document)

Haynes Johnson
*Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
*Social historian

Richard Vigeurie
*Author of America's Right Turn
*Chairman of American Target Advertising, which pioneered direct mail