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Speeches and other Media Uses by Ronald Reagan,
40th President of the United States,
1/20/81 - 1/20/89

Russell D. Renka

Speeches
    Pre-presidential (to 1/20/81) including as Governor of California (1967-1975)
    First Presidential Term (1/20/81-1/20/85)
    Second Presidential Term (1/20/85-1/20/89)
    Post-presidential (after 1/20/89)
    Funeral Eulogies (June 2004)

Speeches -

Pre-presidential (to 1/20/81):                     Top
June 1952 - quote from Commencement address at William Woods College - first entry from The American Experience Reagan Reagan Quotes

6/7/57 - Your America To Be Free, Commencement Address at Eureka College, Eureka, IL, text only; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

1961 (month and date not known) - Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine, issued in LP recording
    -  Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine - Wikipedia has background of this 10-minute recording that echoed the American Medical Association opposition to what became Medicare and Medicaid in calendar 1965 during the Great Society Congress.  There are 3 external links to the recording and its context.
    - excerpts via YouTube - Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine (audio and video, 10:07) from "Operation Coffee Cup Campaign Against Socialized Medicine"; also YouTube - Ronald Reagan speaks out on Socialized Medicine - Audio (11:46)

10/27/64 - "A Time For Choosing", Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign (aka "The Speech"); use either term with Reagan's surname to find several YouTube sites
    - A Time for Choosing (The Speech) - Wikipedia summarizes the seminal importance of this speech, which introduced Reagan to a national audience and launched his political career in earnest.
    - text, audio and video - A Time for Choosing; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - text and flash video - A Time for Choosing; source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs (scroll down to Ronald Reagan)
    - text - A Time for Choosing; source:  American Experience - The Presidents PBS > 40_Reagan
    - text - "A Time For Choosing" (The Speech); source:  Ronald Reagan's Major Speeches, 1964-89 from Archives - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (NARA)
    - text - A Time for Choosing; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

4/19/66 - The Creative Society, (3389 words), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    - text - The Creative Society speech by Ronald Reagan; source: Free Republic

speeches as Governor of California (January 2, 1967 to January 4, 1975):                  Top

general source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Text of Speeches and Statements by Ronald Reagan, 33rd Governor of California, Republican, (1967-1975) for speeches in Reagan's first year of 1967

1/2/67 - Inaugural Address (Midnight Ceremony) of the 33rd Governor of California, Sacramento, CA; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, NARA - Gubernatorial speeches

1/5/67 - Inaugural Address (Public Ceremony) - "California and the Problem of Government Growth", Sacramento, CA; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
    - text - California and the Problem of Government Growth; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

1/11/67 - Address by Governor Ronald Reagan to the California Teachers Association Legislative Seminar; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, NARA - Gubernatorial speeches

1/16/67 - Statement of Governor Ronald Reagan on Crime; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, NARA - Gubernatorial speeches

1/17/67 - Statement of Governor Ronald Reagan on Tuition

2/3/67 - Address by Governor Reagan at California Newspaper Publishers Association Banquet, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco

2/11/67 - Governor Ronald Reagan’s Remarks to Marchers on the West Steps of the Capitol

3/28/67 - Statement by Mr. Philip Battaglia, Executive Secretary to Governor Ronald Reagan, to the Senate Standing Committee on Business and Professions [re: Mental Hospitals]

4/1/67 - Address of Governor Ronald Reagan to California Republican Assembly, Lafayette Hotel, Long Beach

4/29/67 - Speech by Governor Ronald Reagan before the University of Southern California Law Day Luncheon, Los Angeles

5/3/67 - Statement of Governor Ronald Reagan on Colorado River Legislation

5/4/67 - Statement of Honorable Ronald Reagan, Governor of California Before the Public Works Subcommittee, Committee of Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

5/6/67 - Address by Governor Ronald Reagan at the United Republicans of California Convention, Long Beach Arena

5/15/67 - Debate with Senator Robert F. Kennedy, CBS Television Network and CBS Radio Network; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

5/20/67 - Address by Governor Ronald Reagan on the Installation of President Robert Hill, Chico State College

1/4/71 - Second Inaugural Address, Sacramento, CA

1/25/74 - "City Upon a Hill", speech to the 1st Annual Conservative Political Action Convention, (location not specified)
    - text - We Will Be A City Upon A Hill; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

post-gubernatorial speeches (as presidential candidate, January 5, 1975 to January 19, 1981):

3/1/75 - Let Them Go Their Way, speech to the 2nd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference
    - text - Let Them Go Their Way; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

3/31/76 - To Restore America, declaration for presidential nomination of Republican Party; ____ ,CA
    - text - To Restore America; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - text - To Restore America; source:  The Reagan Information Page - Speeches
    - text - The American Experience Reagan: To Restore America; source:  The American Experience Reagan

8/19/76 - "A Shining City on a Hill" - Ronald Reagan's Remarks at the Republican National Convention,  Kansas City, MO (after narrow loss to Gerald Ford for the presidential nomination); text - Ronald Reagan:  1976 Convention Speech; source:  CNBCfix.com/ from CNBC TV
    - Reagan's Impromptu Speech at 1976 GOP Convention ("time capsule" - YouTube video with commentary, 3:05 minutes) at www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-p-Nuu8hYQ
    - NPR, The Life of Ronald Reagan: A Timeline at www.npr.org/news/specials/obits/reagan/timeline.html; scroll down to 1976 for brief audio
    - RealClearPolitics, Top 10 Convention Moments - #5, 1976 RNC - Ronald Reagan, www.realclearpolitics.com/lists/Convention_Moments/76_reagan.html

2/6/77 - A New Republican Party, 4th Annual Conservative Political Action Convention, Washington D.C., text only
    - text - The New Republican Party; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

11/10/77 - Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise, Hillsdale College, Michigan, text and audio mp3; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

3/17/78 - America's Purpose in the World, 5th Annual Conservative Political Action Convention, Washington D.C., text only
    - text - America's Purpose in the World; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

11/13/79 - Ronald Reagan's Announcement for Presidential Candidacy, New York Hilton, New York, New York, 26:00; text - Ronald Reagan For President 1980 Announcement or
- text - Ronald Reagan-Intent to Run for Presidency; source: 
    - text - Intent to Run for President; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library - speeches

2/23/80 - "I paid for this microphone, Mr. Green!" - Ronald Reagan's debate with George Bush in New Hampshire Primary, Nashua, N.H. hosted by daily newspaper Telegraph of Nashua
    -
video (38 sec.) - Listen
    - "I am paying for this microphone, Mr. Green!" at YouTube - Reagan's Nashua Moment (audio and video, 1:05)
    - YouTube - President Reagan's famous 'I'm paying for this microphone' line, a 1:06 excerpt with commentator at ThePoliticalEagle showing 1948 movie line to this effect

4/24/80 - Ronald Reagan and George Bush Debate, Houston, TX (WHCA R13, 60:00)
    - YouTube - Bush-Reagan Debate 1980 on Taxes after Reagan victory in Pennsylvania Republican primary (8:16)

1980 (still looking for exact date):  Reagan campaign speech or statement:  "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."

7/17/80 - Acceptance of the Republican Presidential Nomination, "Time to Recapture Our Destiny", Republican National Convention, Detroit, MI; "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."
    - text and audio: Ronald Reagan - 1980 Republican National Convention Address; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - text and flash video - Republican National Convention (July 17, 1980); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text: Acceptance of Presidential Nomination; source:  Primary Sources from Gil Troy's Ronald Reagan and the 1980s
    - Video: Real Player | Windows Media; Audio mp3
    - text: Ronald Reagan For President 1980 Convention Address; source:  4President.org - Presidential Campaigns and Candidates

8/18/80 - Ronald Reagan's Speech at the VFW Convention, Chicago, IL (RB80 30:00)

9/1/80 - Ronald Reagan's Speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ (RB80 20:00)

9/21/80 - Ronald Reagan and John Anderson Debate, Baltimore, MD (WHCA R19, 60:00); source: 

10/19/80 - "A Strategy for Peace in the 80s" Televised Campaign Address, (WHCA R22, 28:00)

10/24/80 - "A Vital Economy: Jobs, Growth, and Progress for Americans", Televised Campaign Address, (WHCA R23, 30:00)

10/28/80 - Presidential Debate with Jimmy Carter - "There you go again!" and "Are you better off than you were four years ago?", Convention Center Music Hall, Cleveland, OH (WHCA R24, 90:00)
    - text - Presidential Debate with Jimmy Carter
    - YouTube - President Carter - Governor Reagan 1980 Debate (2:22 excerpt) - "There you go again." concluded by "Are you better off ...?"
    - YouTube - The Made-for-TV Election 1980 (1986) Segment XIII (6:46) has analysis of strategy by both Carter and Reagan

10/31/80 - Ronald Reagan Campaign Commercial (Speech, Moody Coliseum, Dallas), (WHCA R28, 29:00)

11/1/80 - Ronald Reagan Campaign Commercial (WHCA R29, 5:00)

11/3/80 - Ronald Reagan Election Eve Address "A Vision for America" Televised Campaign Address, (WHCA R30, 27:00)

11/4/80 - Election Night Victory Speech, text; source:  CNN.com Specials - Reagan Speech Archives

First Presidential Term (1/20/81-1/20/85):                     Top

1/20/81 - First Inaugural Address, "Government Is The Problem", West Portico, U.S. Capitol, (WHCA R42, R83, 20:00) (complete sentence: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.")
    - text - Inaugural Address - January 20, 1981; source:  Reagan Presidential Library major speeches
    - text, audio mp3 and video - American Rhetoric Ronald Reagan -- First Inaugural Address; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - text and flash video - First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio and video - Inaugural Address; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

2/4/81 - Remarks at the Annual Salute to Congress Dinner, Washington Press Club, The Sheraton Washington Hotel

2/5/81 - Address to the Nation on the Economy, Oval Office, (WHCA R91, WHTV #16, 21:00)

2/18/81 - Address on the Program for Economic Recovery, Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R100, 40:00)

4/28/81 - Address on the Program for Economic Recovery, Joint Session of Congress (First speech after assassination attempt), (WHCA R198, WHTV #39, 23:00), text only: source:  Reagan Library
    Audio in mp3
    - text and flash video - Address on the Program for Economic Recovery (April 28, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - Economic Recovery Program; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

7/27/81 - Address to the Nation on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation, Oval Office, (WHCA R312, WHTV #16, 23:00)
    - text and flash video - Address on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation (July 27, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

8/3/81 - Address on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike, White House Rose Garden, (WHCA R331, 12:00)
    - text and flash video - Remarks on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike (August 3, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - KTLA.com LA's WB Television Los Angeles Press Conference to Discuss Air Traffic Controllers Strike
    - audio - Ronald Reagan: Announcing his Intent to Fire Striking Air Traffic Controllers; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

8/13/81 - Explaining Decision to Develop the Neutron Bomb; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

9/24/81 - Address to the Nation on the Economic Recovery, Oval Office, (WHCA R385, 28:00)

10/5/81 - Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Business, The Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington D.C.

11/6/81 - Ronald Reagan Remarks in New York, New York, at the 84th Annual Dinner of the Irish American Historical Society; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

11/18/81 - Address on Strategic Arms Reduction Talks-START (Zero Option Speech), National Press Club, Washington DC (WHCA R518, WHTV #73, 24:00), text only:  source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Speech on the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (November 18, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - Arms Reduction and Nuclear Weapons; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - text - Arms Reduction and Nuclear Weapons; source:  Reagan's Speeches from The Heritage Foundation Remembers (Ronald Reagan)

12/23/81 - Address to the Nation on Christmas and the situation in Poland, White House Oval Office, (WHCA R571, WHTV #79, 20:00)
    - text and flash video - Address to the Nation on Christmas and the Situation in Poland (December 23, 1981); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio - Address to the Nation on the Situation in Poland; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

1/26/82 - State of the Union Address (Social Programs transferred to States), Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R609-612, 43:00)
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (January 26, 1982); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio - Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress Reporting on the State of the Union; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project
    - text - CNN.com State of the Union; source: CNN.com

2/26/82 - The Agenda Is Victory, speech to the 9th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, D.C.
    - text - The Agenda is Victory; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

4/29/82 - Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget, Oval Office (WHCA R784, 18:00)

5/9/82 - Address to Eureka College Graduating Class of 1982, Eureka College, Illinois (WHTV #141, 132, 28:00)

6/8/82 - Address to the British Parliament, "Ash Heap of History",  House of Commons, Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster, London (WHCA R894, 33:00); Audio in mp3
    - text and flash video - Address to the British Parliament (June 8, 1982); source: Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - The Evil Empire (I) (first reference to this term; see below under 3/8/83 for second reference); source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - text and audio mp3 - Address to British Parliament; source: American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - text - House of Commons Speech (Crusade for Freedom)

6/9/82 - Address to the Bundestag, Bundehaus, Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, (WHCA R897, WHTV #213, 31:00)
    - text and flash video - Address to the Bundestag in West Germany (June 9, 1982); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

6/17/82 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations (Special Session on Disarmament, "Agenda for Peace"), United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R920, WHTV #268, 25:00)
    - text and flash video - Speech to the United Nations General Assembly (June 17, 1982); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

8/16/82 - Address to the Nation on the Tax and Budget Legislation, Oval Office, (WHCA R996, 22:00)
    - text and flash video - Address on Tax and Budget Legislation (August 16, 1982); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

9/1/82 - Address to the Nation on the U.S. Policy in the Middle East, KNBC-TV studios, California, (WHCA R1016, 22:00)
    - audio - Address to the Nation on United States Policy for Peace in the Middle East; source:  Presidential Audio-Video from The American Presidency Project

9/20/82 - Address to the Nation on Lebanon, Oval Office, (WHCA R1053, WHTV #348, 7:41)
    - text and flash video - Address to the Nation on Lebanon (September 20, 1982); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

9/28/82 - United States Policy in the Middle East (press conference), video - Speaking on United States Policy in the Middle East During News Conference

10/13/82 - Address to the Nation on the Economy, Oval Office, (WHCA R1105, WHTV #511, 20:00)

11/22/82 - Address to the Nation on Strategic Arms Reduction and Nuclear Deterrence (MX Missile), Oval Office, (WHCA R1180, 23:00)

1/15/83 - Remarks on the Anniversary of the Birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., The White House

1/22/83 - Radio Address to the Nation on Domestic Social Issues (tenth anniversary of Roe v. Wade), audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video from The American Presidency Project

1/25/83 - State of the Union Address, (Federal Spending Freeze) Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R1264-1265, 48:00); text - State of Union 1983
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (January 25, 1983); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

2/18/83 - We Will Not Be Turned Back, 10th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, D.C., text only;
    - text - We Will Not Be Turned Back; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

3/8/83 - Address to the National Association of Evangelicals (Soviets as "Evil Empire"), Sheraton Twin Towers Hotel, Orlando, FL, (WHTV, 30:00)
    - text and flash video - Evil Empire Speech (March 8, 1983); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - The Evil Empire (2); source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - text and audio mp3 - Remarks to the National Association of Evangelicals; source: American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

3/10/83 - Address on Central America and El Salvador, Annual Meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers, Washington Hilton Hotel (WHCA R1340, WHTV #708, 30:00)

3/23/83 - Address to the Nation on National Security ("Star Wars" or Strategic Defense Initiative), White House Oval Office, (WHCA R1357, 29:00), text only; source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Address to the Nation on National Security (March 23, 1983); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - CNN.com Special - SDI or Transcript

4/11/83 - Address to the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Capitol Centre, Landover, MD (WHTV #781, WHTV TWTW, 21:00)

4/18/83 - Remarks to the Press regarding the Bombing in Beirut of the US Embassy, White House Rose Garden, text only: source:  Reagan Library
    - text - Beirut Embassy Bombing; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - text - Bombing in Beirut; source:  Terry Sullivan, Major Speeches Chronology

4/27/83 - Address on Central America, Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R1420, 35:00)

5/14/83 - Radio Address to the Nation on Small Business, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

9/5/83 - Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner (KAL 007), Oval Office, (WHCA R1597, 16:00), text only:  source:  Reagan Library
    - text - The Reagan Information Interchange or Transcript; source: 
    - text - Soviet Attack on a Korean Civilian Airliner; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

9/26/83 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R1622, 23:00)

10/3/83 - Ronald Reagan The Heritage Foundation Remembers, at 10th Anniversary, Washington, D.C.; source:  Reagan's Speeches from The Heritage Foundation Remembers (Ronald Reagan)

10/23/83 - Remarks to Reporters on the Death of American and French Military Personnel in Beirut, Lebanon, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

10/27/83 - Address to the Nation on Lebanon and Grenada, Oval Office, (WHCA R1683, 25:00)
    - text - CNN.com Specials - Lebanon and Grenada; source:  CNN

11/2/83 - Address upon establishing the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. as a holiday, Rose Garden, White House, (WHCA R1697, 11:00)
    - text and flash video - Speech on the Creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday (November 2, 1983); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

11/4/83 - Address at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station on the U.S. Casualties in Lebanon & Grenada, Cherry Point, North Carolina (WHTV #C18, 11:00)
    - text and flash video - Remarks on U.S. Casualties in Lebanon and Grenada (November 4, 1983); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

11/11/83 - Address before the Japanese Diet, Tokyo, Japan (WHTV #C29, TWTW, 30:00)

11/13/83 - Remarks to the American Troops at Camp Liberty Bell (DMZ), Camp Liberty Bell, Republic of Korea (WHTV TWTW, 13:00)

1/16/84 - Address to the Nation and Other Countries on United States-Soviet Relations, East Room, White House, (WHCA R1814, WHTV TWTW, 24:00)

1/25/84 - Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video from The American Presidency Project
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (January 25, 1984); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

1/29/84 - Address to the Nation Announcing Reagan's candidacy for reelection, Oval Office, (WHCA R1829, 5:00)

1/30/84 -  Address at the 1984 Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C., text and audio mp3; source: American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

3/2/84 - Our Noble Vision: An Opportunity for All, American Conservative Union, Washington, D.C., text only
    - text -  Our Noble Vision: An Opportunity for All; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

4/4/84 - Press Conference Announcement Supporting a Ban on Chemical Weapons, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

5/9/84 - Address to the Nation on Central America, Oval Office, (WHCA R1964, 25:00)

5/28/84 - Remarks honoring the Vietnam War's Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA(WHTV #G56, WHTV TWTW, 17:00)
    - text - The Unknown Soldier (Reagan L) or Honoring the Vietnam War (Townhall)
    - text - The Unknown Soldier; source:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library - speeches

6/1/84 - Remarks on Arriving at Shannon Airport in Shannon, Ireland, text and audio mp3; source: American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

6/4/84 - Address Before a Joint Session of the Irish National Parliament, Dublin, Ireland, (WHTV #G82, G83, 37:00)

6/6/84 - Address at the U.S. Ranger Monument Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (The Boys of Pointe du Hoc), Pointe du Hoc,(WHTV #G88, TWTW, 13:00)
    - text and flash video - 40th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1984); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text and video - American Rhetoric Ronald Reagan -- 40th Anniversary of D-Day Address (13:22); source: American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - YouTube, Ronald Reagan's 40th Anniversary of D-Day speech 2 of 2 (6:50); also YouTube excerpt with narrative by Reagan - Ronald Reagan- 40th Anniversary of D-Day (2:59)
    - text and audio - Ronald Reagan Speech on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (12:59 in RealAudio); source:  The History Place
    - text - Ronald Wilson Reagan Speech at Pointe de Hoc
    - text - Ronald Reagan... Remarks at the U.S. Ranger Monument; source:  RonaldReagan.com

6/6/84 - Address at the Omaha Beach Memorial Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, Omaha Beach, France, (WHTV #G89, TWTW, 9:00)
    - text - Ronald Reagan... Remarks at the Normandy Invasion Ceremony; source:  RonaldReagan.com

8/11/84 - "I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.  We begin bombing in five minutes." (radio broadcast blooper)
     -
Listen
    - scroll down Ronald Reagan, In His Own Words for August 11, 1984 (:09, with background mirth)

8/23/84 - Remarks at an Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, text and audio; source: American Rhetoric speech bank

8/23/84 - Presidential Nomination, Republican National Convention, Dallas, Texas (WHCA R2163, 50:00)
    - text and flash video - Republican National Convention (August 23, 1984); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text, Ronald Reagan For President 1984 Convention Address

9/19/84 - Ronald Reagan's Speech in Hammonton, NJ - My Hammonton (Springsteen reference) - text with photograph

9/24/84 - Address to the General Assembly of United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R2216, 35:00)

10/7/84 - Presidential Debate with Walter Mondale (Domestic Issues), Louisville, KY, (WHCA R2239B, R2239C 100:00)
    - text and flash video - Debate with Walter Mondale (Domestic Issues) (October 7, 1984); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

10/12/84 - Remarks during Whistlestop Tour of Ohio (six stops on the train route), (WHTV #27-33)

10/20/84 - Radio Address to the Nation, October 20, 1984 on Foreign Policy, White House Oval Office
    - text - Address to the Nation1984_10_20; source:  The Reagan Information Page - Speeches

10/21/84 - Second Presidential Debate with Walter Mondale (" ... my opponent's youth and inexperience"), Convention Center Music Hall, Kansas City, (WHCA R2265B, R2265C 90:00)
    - text and flash video - Debate with Walter Mondale (Defense and Foreign Policy) (October 21, 1984); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

10/26/84 - Remarks at Reagan-Bush Rally in Fairfield, Connecticut, (WHTV #081, 27:00); text - Reagan-Bush Rally

Second Presidential Term (1/20/85-1/20/89):                    Top

1/21/85 - Second Inaugural Address, U.S. Capitol, (WHCA R2481, 2484, 20:00)
    - text and flash video - Second Inaugural Address (January 21, 1985); source: Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text and audio - Ronald Reagan -- Second Inaugural Address; source:  American Rhetoric speech bank

2/6/85 - State of the Union Address (Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R2530, WHTV TWTW, 44:00)
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (February 6, 1985); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

3/8/85 - Creators of the Future, Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, D.C., text only; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan
    - 1985 Creators of the Future; source:  The American Conservative Union
    - audio - Creators of the Future, source:  Ronald Reagan 40th President Tribute - Speeches, Audio, Videos, Photos - TheReaganLegacy.com (beware-- high-volume audio at intro)

3/13/85 - "Go ahead, make my day.", American Business Conference, Los Angeles, CA; Audio - Listen

4/24/85 - Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget and Deficit Reduction, Oval Office, (WHCA R2633, 23:00)

5/5/85 - Speech at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Federal Republic of Germany, (WHTV #436, TWTW, 9:00), text only; source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (May 5, 1985); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text and audio mp3 - Remarks at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

5/5/85 - Remarks at a Joint German-American Military Ceremony at Bitburg Air Base in the Federal Republic of Germany, (WHCA R2649-2652, WHTV #440-441, TWTW, 13:00)
    - Bitburg - The Reagan Speech Controversy - Wikipedia has the context of this public relations fiasco involving Reagan's visit to a German war cemetary that turned out to include both German Army and Nazi S.S. troop gravesites.

5/8/85 - Address to European Parliament ("Soviet Military"), Strasbourg, France, (WHCA R2660, TWTW, 46:00)

5/28/85 - Address to the Nation on Tax Reform, Oval Office, (WHCA R2685, 20:00)

6/18/85 - The President's News Conference - Statement on Hijacking and Terrorism, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

6/30/85 - Address to the Nation on the Release of the TWA Hijacking Hostages, Oval Office, (WHCA R2734, WHTV #619, 4:00)

7/8/85 - Speech at the Annual Convention of the American Bar Association, ("Terrorist States"), DAR Constitution Hall, (WHTV TWTW, 30:00)

10/24/85 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, (40th Anniversary on "Fresh Start" with Soviet Union). United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R2875, WHTV #083, 29:00)

11/14/85 - Address to the Nation on the Upcoming Soviet-United States Summit in Geneva, Oval Office, (WHCA R2900, WHTV TWTW, 18:00)

11/21/85 - Address following the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting in Geneva, Joint Session of Congress, (R2920, R2922-2923, 20:00)
    - text and flash video - Speech on the Geneva Summit (November 21, 1985); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

12/16/85 - Remarks at a Memorial Service for 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky (R2969-2972, WHTV #163, 7:00)

1/28/86 - "Touching the Face of God" - Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, White House Oval Office
    - text and flash video - Address on the Space Shuttle Challenger (January 28, 1986); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio - Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project
    - video: Real Player | Windows Media
    - audio clips - Audio Clip 1 and Audio Clip 2 (Full Speech)
    - text - Transcript; source: 
    - text and audio mp3 - Address to the Nation on The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - text and audio mp3 - Address on the Space Shuttle Challenger (January 28, 1986); source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Ronald Reagan Speeches

1/31/86 - Ronald Reagan's Eulogy for the Challenger Astronauts (January 31, 1986) in Houston, Texas; source: Famous Eulogies

2/4/86 - State of the Union Address (Welfare Plan) Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R3044-3049, 34:00); source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (February 4, 1986); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

2/26/86 - Address to the Nation on National Security, Oval Office, (WHCA R3078, WHTV #313, 23:00), text only:  Source:  Reagan Library
    - text - Address on National Security; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

3/16/86 - Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua, Oval Office, (WHCA R3111-3114, WHTV #350, 21:00)

4/14/86 - Address to the Nation on the Air Strike Against Libya, Oval Office, (WHCA R3165-3168, 7:00)

6/24/86 - Address to the Nation on Aid to the Contras, Oval Office, (WHCA R3276, WHTV TWTW, 27:00)

7/3/86 - Address at the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration, Governors Island, New York Harbor, (WHTV TWTW, WHCA R3286-3288, 21:00)

9/14/86 - "Just Say No" - Address to the Nation on the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (presented jointly with Nancy Reagan), Residence at the White House, (WHCA R3420, WHTV TWTW, 21:00), text; source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Speech to the Nation on the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (September 14, 1986); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - On the campaign against drug abuse; source:  The Reagan Information Page - Speeches
    - text -Transcript
    - text - Just Say No; source:  CNN.com Specials - Reagan Speech Archive

9/22/86 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, (Arms Reduction Progress) United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R3432, WHTV #721, 32:00)

9/26/86 - Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for William H. Rehnquist as Chief Justice and Antonin Scalia as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

10/1/86 - Address at the Dedication of the Carter Presidential Center, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, (WHTV TWTW, WHCA R3454, 21:00)

10/13/86 - Address to the Nation on the Meetings with Gorbachev in Iceland, Oval Office, (WHTV TWTW, WHCA R3506, 20:00)

10/22/86 - Remarks on Signing the Tax Reform Act into Law, South Lawn, White House, (WHCA R3527, WHTV TWTW, 16:00), text only; source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Remarks on Signing the Tax Reform Act (October 22, 1986); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text and audio mp3 - Remarks on Signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

11/13/86 - Address to the Nation on the Iran-Contra Controversy, White House Oval Office;
    - Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project
    - Ronald Reagan, fortieth U.S. President defends Iran arms sales, audio; source:  The History Channel.co.uk Great Speeches- Politics and Government

12/2/86 - Address to the Nation on the Investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair, White House Oval Office;
    - audio - Address to the Nation on the Investigation of the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy (Appointment of an Independent Counsel to Investigate the Iran-Contra Affair); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

1/27/87 - State of the Union Address, ("I'm back"), Joint Session of Congress
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (January 27, 1987); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio and video - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

3/  /87 - A Future That Works, CPAC Conference (date is unspecified, but Conference is held each March); source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

3/4/87 - Address to the Nation on the Iran-Contra Controversy ("Tower Report"), Oval Office, (WHCA R3759-3763, WHTV #245, 12:00)
    - text and flash video - Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra (March 4, 1987); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - Iran-Contra; source:  The Reagan Information Page - Speeches
    - text and audio mp3 - Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra (March 4, 1987); source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Ronald Reagan Speeches

5/22/87 - Remarks at a Memorial Service for crew members of U.S.S. Stark, Jacksonville, Florida, (R4051-4054, WHTV #392, 15:00)

6/12/87 -  Address at the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall - "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"), West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (WHCA R4203, WHTV TWTW, 26:00);
    - text and flash video - Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall) (June 12, 1987); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio - Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project; excerpts at Address at the Berlin Wall (1:57) and Address to the Nation Following Trip to the Berlin Wall (1:57)
    - video - long excerpt from CNN.com - The Speeches of Ronald Reagan (4 speeches in video)
    - text, audio and video - Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

6/15/87 - Address to the Nation on Arms Reduction & the Venice Summit, Oval Office, (WHCA R4217-4220, 19:00)
    - audio - Address to the Nation on the Venice Economic Summit, Arms Control, and the Deficit ; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

7/3/87 - Fourth of July Address on America's Economic Bill of Rights, Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C., (WHCA R4291, WHTV TWTW, 25:00)

8/12/87 - Address to the Nation on the Iran-Contra Affair, Oval Office, (WHCA R4476-4479, 16:00);
    - audio - Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy and Administration Goals; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project

9/21/87 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, (INF Agreement & Iran) United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R4582-4585, WHTV #624, 32:00)

10/14/87 - Address to the Nation on the Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork, Oval Office, (WHTV #030, WHTV TWTW, 8:30)

12/10/87 - Address to the Nation on the Soviet-U.S. Summit Meeting, Oval Office, (WHCA R4880-4882, 20:00)

1/25/88 - State of the Union Address ("We're not finished yet"-Budget Process) Joint Session of Congress, (WHCA R4982-4988, WHTV TWTW, 46:00)
    - text and flash video - State of the Union Address (January 25, 1988); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

2/2/88 - Address to the Nation on Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance, Oval Office, (WHCA R5002, WHTV #268, 22:00)

2/11/88 - On The Frontier of Freedom; source:  Ronald Reagan Speeches - TheReaganLegacy.com
    - text - On the Frontier of Freedom; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

5/31/88 - Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With the Students and Faculty at Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR (WHTV #533, 534, WHCA R5257-5259, 40:00), text only; source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Address at Moscow State University (May 31, 1988); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text - Remarks to Moscow State University; source:  Terry Sullivan, The Great Communicator
    - text - Moscow State University Commencement; source:  Reagan 2020 - Selected Speeches of Ronald Reagan

6/3/88 - Address to Members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, Great Hall, Guildhall, (WHCA R5273-5275, WHTV TWTW, 30:00)

8/15/88 - Farewell Address, Republican National Convention, Superdome, New Orleans, (WHCA R5494, WHTV #721, #722, 46:00)
    - text and flash video - Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention (August 15, 1988); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    audio - Audio Cut 1: Lincoln Joke; Audio Cut 2: Twilight; Audio Cut 3: Foot Soldier
    text - G O P.com President Ronald Reagan Remarks to 1988 Republican National Convention
    - text - President Ronald Reagan Remarks to 1988 Republican National Convention; source:  Reagan's Speeches from The Heritage Foundation Remembers (Ronald Reagan)

9/26/88 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Disarmament, United Nations, NYC, (WHCA R5640-5642, 40:00)

11/11/88 - Remarks at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C., text only (WHTV #121, WHTV TWTW, 5:00); source:  Reagan Library
    - text and flash video - Remarks at the Veteran's Day Ceremony (November 11, 1988); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - text and audio mp3 - Remarks at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R

12/13/88 - Address to Administration Officials on Domestic Policy, Constitution Hall, Washington D.C. (WHCA R5903, 5904, 33:00)

12/16/88 - Address on Foreign Policy, Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, (WHCA R5911, 52:00)
    - text and flash video - Speech on Foreign Policy (December 16, 1988); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs

1/11/89 - Farewell Address to the Nation, Oval Office, (WHCA R5978-5981, WHTV #214, 21:00)
    - text and flash video - Farewell Address (January 11, 1989); source:  Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
    - audio - Farewell Address to the Nation; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from The American Presidency Project
    - text, audio and video - Farewell Address; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
    - YouTube:  Ronald Reagan Farewell Speech from the Oval Office (21:23)

Post-presidential speeches (after 1/20/89):                     Top

11/19/90 - Speech at the Westminster College Cold War Memorial - "The Brotherhood of Man", Westminster College Cold War Memorial, Fulton, MO
    - text - The American Experience Reagan Primary Source Documents Cold War Speech; source:  PBS
    - text - The Brotherhood of Man or Our Noble Vision (check for error, only one of these being a correct reference); source (of both): The Reagan Information Page - Speeches

8/17/92 - Address to the National Republican Convention 1992, Houston, Texas;
    audio - Address to the 1992 Republican National Convention (4:00)
    text - Address to the National Republican Convention 1992 or Transcript
    - text - Address to the 1992 Republican National Convention; source:  CNN.com Specials - Reagan Speech Archive

3/23/93 - SDI 10th Anniversary Speech - text, Washington, D.C.
    - 10th Anniversary of the Announcement of SDI; source:  Ronald Reagan 40th President Tribute - Speeches, Audio, Videos, Photos - TheReaganLegacy.com (with audio)

2/3/94 - Speech at the 1994 Gala - Reagan's 83rd Birthday, Republican National Committee, _____, California, with guest Margaret Thatcher;
    video - Video: Real Player | Windows Media
    - Thatcher's speech - Lady Thatcher Salutes President Reagan
    - text and audio mp3 - Remarks on the Occasion of his 83rd Birthday Gala; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R
6/6/94 - Omaha Beach on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Europe, Normandy, France

11/4/94 - Alzheimer's Disease message; source:  Ronald Reagan Speeches - TheReaganLegacy.com

11/5/94 - text of letter - Announcement of Alzheimer's disease or Transcript; source:  CNN

Funeral Eulogies on death of former President Reagan              Top

   Former President Reagan died on 5 June 2004.  Famous for his own televised homage to the seven Challenger astronauts who died on 28 January 1986 (and a formal eulogy of 31 January 1986 at their Houston funeral cited above under that date), Reagan himself was given ample commemoration to wide international attention.  Wikipedia has the Death and state funeral of Ronald Reagan for background.  Additional Pictures are at BBC News - BBC NEWS In Pictures In pictures Reagan funeral.  Following are eulogies from leading American and allied political leaders plus a notable one from Ron Reagan Jr.

6/11/2004 - President George W. Bush's Eulogy at Funeral Service for President Reagan and Vice President Dick Cheney's Remarks at State Funeral Ceremony, National Cathedral, Washington D.C.; source:  The White House of George W. Bush > President Ronald Reagan

6/11/2004 - CNN.com - Reagan's vice president remembers his good friend - Jun 11, 2004 from former Vice President (and President) George H.W. Bush

6/11/2004 - texts of recorded eulogy from Margaret Thatcher - BBC NEWS Americas - Margaret Thatcher eulogy to Reagan and Eulogy for President Reagan - Margaret Thatcher Foundation; also videos, Eulogy for President Reagan [20MB video version] Margaret Thatcher Foundation and YouTube - Eulogy to Reagan by Thatcher (6:51 by pre-recording, followed by attendance at the funeral)

6/11/2004 - Reagan 2020 - Reagan Eulogy - Brian Mulroney (former Prime Minister of Canada during the Reagan presidential years); source:  Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan Eulogies (also see this source for others shown above).

6/11/2004 - Ron Reagan Jr. - "Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference."

6/11/2004 - THE 40TH PRESIDENT - THE 40TH PRESIDENT - Excerpts From the Eulogies - Recollections of Hope, Humor and One Very Big Heart - Text - NYTimes.com (excerpts from all above except Reagan Jr.)

Reagan Campaign Commercials                 Top

The Living Room Candidate archive of campaign commercials dates from 1952.  See 1980 and 1984 Election Years:  The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1980 - Reagan vs. Carter vs. Anderson and The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1984 - Reagan vs. Mondale.

Two celebrated Reagan commercials in 1984 made political advertising history.  These are "It's Morning Again in America" in June 1984 followed by "Reagan and the Bear" in the October general election campaign.  See YouTube - Ronald Reagan TV Ad:  Its morning in America again (1:00) and The Bear (31 seconds).  Context is cited at Morning in America - Wikipedia and then Bear in the woods - Wikipedia Creating Reagan's image - S.F. ad man Hal Riney helped secure him a second term, briefly cites how these two celebrated ads were designed (also see Hal Riney - Wikipedia).

6/6/84 - "It's Morning Again in America" ; source:  americanpresidency.org Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan
    - CNN, AllPolitics - Ad Archive
    - description of this classic ad at MedMedia, Advertising, and the 1984 Presidential Election Reagan's Paid Political Advertisements, Page Two by Andrew Van Alstyne

10/2/84 - "Reagan_and the bear", 1.3MB in .mov format; source: CNN's AllPolitics - Ad Archive
    - Wisconsin Advertising Project Historic Ads: "The Bear" has text with visual sequence, and Real Player viewing
    - Ronald Reagan 1984 TV Ad - Bear; source: 4President.tv at 1984 Presidential Campaign TV Ads

Press Conferences:                 Top

All press conference transcripts for 1981 to December 1988 are at Presidential News Conferences from The American Presidency Project.  Unlike Roosevelt and Kennedy before him, this venue was not Reagan's forte, so he held them sparingly.

Reagan's Humor                Top

    This was a man who lived with and for the opportunity to tell jokes and quips.  Try out YouTube - President Reagan's Humor (length 5:50).  Also see Ronald Reagan Humor - Reagan Jokes and Wit and Funny Reagan Quotes and Jokes, from About.com: Political Humor at politicalhumor.about.com/.   But above all, his subject was the former Soviet Union, so try YouTube.com - Reagan tells Soviet jokes (5:31).

Major source materials:                     Top

    The Public Papers of President Ronald W. Reagan from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, has files to browse by month and day for both Reagan presidential terms from January 1981 through January 1989.  Ronald Reagan's Major Speeches, 1964-89 has many of the leading presidential speeches plus the career-launching 1964 speech on behalf of the Goldwater presidential campaign.
    Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Ronald Reagan from Presidential Audio - Video Archive by The American Presidency Project has many audio and 2 video files of Reagan speeches, some of them major and others relatively obscure and hard to find.  All have embedded links to text-only files.
    American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches M-R has text and audio (video with a few) of 19 major Reagan speeches.
    Miller Center of Public Affairs Speech Archive#Reagan has major Reagan presidential speeches dating from 1964 through 1989.
    NPR's Ronald Reagan, In His Own Words has 20 audio excerpts, including several not found anywhere else.  Mother site is their June 2004 obituary site:  NPR Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004 (entitled "Reagan Laid to Rest After Final Tributes ").  Also see The American Experience - Reagan - Reagan Quotes.
    Terry Sullivan's The Great Communicator has Ronald Reagan's Speeches - Introduction, Chronology of Major Speeches, Commentary, and Read More About ...;.
    CNN.com Specials - Reagan Speech Archives has 21 of Reagan's best known speeches spanning 1964 to 1994.  CNN.com - The Speeches of Ronald Reagan has 4 videos - the January 1981 Inaugural, the June 1984 D-Day Remembrance, the June 1987 Berlin Wall event, and the 11 January 1989 Farewell Address.
   Reagan's Speeches from The Heritage Foundation Remembers (Ronald Reagan) has numerous texts plus audio and video excerpts of Reagan.
    C-SPAN has Ronald Reagan: C-SPAN American Political Archive with Ronald Reagan: Audio Recordings -1 and Ronald Reagan: Audio Recordings -2.  See also Pres. Ronald Reagan dating from his death on 5 June 2004 at the age of 93; scroll down to "Reagan-Related Videos" for 8 major Reagan speech video excerpts alongside numerous commemoration statements from others.
    C-SPAN's American Presidents Life Portraits- Reagan has a variety of .ram files of and about Reagan.
    The Ronald Reagan Resource from The Eighties Club has 17 speeches and debates, 11 journal articles on Reagan communications and policy, and 10 magazine articles.
    Ronald Reagan Videos - Ronald Reagan Video Clips from Search For Video has an assortment of and about Reagan, mixed with other similar-sounding items such as the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and Reagan Airport.  Be picky; and you have to put up with the preliminary ads that are becoming increasingly unavoidable on video clips.

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