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Remembering Caspar Weinberger

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Remembering Caspar Weinberger

Remembering Caspar Weinberger

Remembering Caspar Weinberger

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Journalist and author Lou Cannon talks about the life of former defence secretary Caspar Weinberger. He served in the Cabinets of both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and was central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal and died Tuesday at age 88.

Guest:

Lou Cannon, author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime; former newspaper reporter who covered Weinberger since the early 1950s when he was an assemblyman in California