Reagan: One of the Greats?

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photoFormer President Ronald Reagan died last Saturday at the age of 93 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was known for his stand against liberalism in America and against Communism abroad.

For some Americans, Ronald Reagan belongs in the company of great presidents. On the other hand, "at his worst," Mario Cuomo said of Reagan, "he made the denial of compassion respectable."

Click the "Listen" link to hear how presidential greatness is determined and whether Ronald Reagan measures up to the great U.S. presidents.


Edmund Morris, Author of "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan"

Thomas Cronin, President of Whitman College and political scientist

James Pinkerton, Columnist for Newsday and former staffer in the Reagan White House

Peter Robinson, former speechwriter in the Reagan White House and author of "How Reagan Changed My Life"

Jack Beatty, On Point Guest Host

This program aired on June 7, 2004.


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