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Analysis: Reagan Disarmed with Charm, Not Facts

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Analysis: Reagan Disarmed with Charm, Not Facts

Analysis: Reagan Disarmed with Charm, Not Facts

Analysis: Reagan Disarmed with Charm, Not Facts

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Former President Ronald Reagan, the man known as the "Great Communicator," used humor to deflect important — and often valid — questions and criticisms. But some of his best-known anecdotes were far from factual. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Evan Cornog, author of The Power and the Story.