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Campaigning for President
In 1968, Ronald Reagan ran for president for the first time. He did not win the Republican nomination then, or eight years later. 1980 would be his year.
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On the Cold War
Ronald Reagan talks about the Cold War, the Soviet threat -- a consistent theme throughout his political life.
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The biggest scandal of Reagan's presidency
Iran-Contra seriously damaged the trust of the American people. He would need all his persuasive skills to win the trust back.
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The nation's comforter
Reagan was too often thrust into the role of the nation’s comforter: In Dec. 1985, a plane carrying American servicemen crashed in Newfoundland. The space shuttle Challenger exploded soon after.
Farewell address
President Reagan delivers his presidential farewell address, and he talks about his nickname "The Great Communicator."
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FILE PHOTO OF FORMER US PRESIDENT REAGAN WALKS WITH MARGARET THATCHER
Where are they now?
Key figures from the Reagan era
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One for 'The Gipper'
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A life in the spotlight
The many roles of Ronald Reagan

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