An audio podcast of Center for Public Affairs speeches by politicians, authors, business and military leaders and more delivered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. A new Reagan Forum Podcast will be posted every Thursday.
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In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present the Chairman of the National Governors Association and the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan. This podcast is from our virtual conversation with Governor Hogan from July 28, 2020 – the actual launch date for his brand-new book – entitled, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” Let's listen
Our next event in our virtual series was with New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor, who has written twenty thrillers including Blowback which was named “one of the top 100 killer thrillers of all time” and The Lions of Lucerne which was named “one of the best political thrillers ever.” In his latest book, Near Dark: A Thriller, his hero, Scot Harvath, discovers that the world’s largest bounty has been placed on him. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. During this virtual conversation with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Brad Thor discusses his latest book, as well as real threats facing the world today. Let’s listen:
Congresswoman Cheney represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district and was elected by her colleagues to serve as the House Republican Conference Chair, the third-highest position in GOP House leadership, in 2018. During this virtual conversation, led by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim, Congresswoman Cheney discussed how the GOP can better engage young and women voters, the ongoing protests engulfing our country, and the importance of U.S. leadership in the world.Let’s listen:
The Reagan Foundation continues to release new virtual programming almost every week. On June 23, 2020, the launch date for his new book, the Reagan Foundation hosted former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to discuss his brand new book, Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of our Time. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Speaker Gingrich discuss the spread of the coronavirus, the highs and lows of the economy and the 2020 election. Let’s listen:
For over 20 years, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has hosted a day-long 4th of July commemoration fun for the entire family. Over 3,500 people come up to our hilltop each year to enjoy games, activities, arts and crafts, presidential lookalikes and patriotic music. When COVID19 closed our Museum to the public our thoughts quickly turned to our joyous event and how we might be able to still celebrate it while still conforming to new policies and guidelines about social distancing and limited group sizes. So this year we went 100% virtual! From an online 4th of July costume contest, to at-home crafts and activities, to a great virtual event, we were proud to still bring our community a great engaging, educational and family fun day. It might be a week after the 4th of July, but it’s never too late for engaging patriotic content. Let’s listen.
This week we bring you our third virtual program since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19, which was held on June 12, 2020, when we had the honor of hosting U.S. Representative Mike Garcia, who was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives on May 19, 2020. Congressman Garcia represents California’s 25th Congressional District, which includes the Reagan Library. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Congressman Garcia discussed the special election, his plans as our new Congressman, and his thoughts on reopening California post COVID. Let’s listen:
This month we have brought you two of our virtual programs since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19. This week we’ll bring you our third program, which was held on June 18, 2020, with Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Mr. Wallace discussed his brand new book, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World. Let's Listen.
Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning journalist and author who helped pave the way for #MeToo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News Roger Ailes. She had previously hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News, and co-hosted the number-one rated cable morning news show, “Fox and Friends," for more than seven years. On June 26, 2015, Ms. Carlson came to the Reagan Library to discuss her latest book, Getting Real, a candid memoir which shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world.
Last week we brought you our first virtual program since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19. This week we’ll bring you our second program, which was held on May 26, 2020, with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Mr. Karl discussed the responsibility of the news media during the Coronavirus, as well as his brand new bestselling book, Front Row at the Trump Show.
Like most of the businesses across our country, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum closed to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 13, 2020 as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. This included all employees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to begin to work from home. To ensure we continued our mission of bringing thought-provoking content, even while our doors are closed, we began to offer virtual programming. Our first online virtual event was on May 4, 2020 with Forbes Inc CEO Steve Forbes. Let’s listen:
We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years. They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history. We hope you enjoy. Today we are going back to 2019 for our fourth and current season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let's listen.
We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years. They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history. We hope you enjoy. So far we’ve brought you 6 episodes from season one and 6 more from season two. Today we are going back to 2018 for the third season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let's listen.
We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years. They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history. We hope you enjoy. This Thursday we are going back to 2017 for the second season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let’s Listen.
We are going to spend the month of May by bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years. They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history. We hope you enjoy.
President Reagan felt very strongly about reaching across the aisle and working in a bipartisan manner. He used to joke that he and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill could argue all day long, but at 5 pm they could enjoy each other’s company over a friendly glass of beer. Another friend from across the aisle was Senator Ted Kennedy. The two men knew how to be political adversaries, not political enemies. In 2002 when Senator Kennedy presented President Reagan with the Congressional Gold Medal, he described the president as “a good friend and a generous foe.” And that the President “sought to defeat his opponents, not destroy them.” On April 28, 2007, Senator Ted Kennedy spoke at the Reagan Library to a sold-out audience which included Mrs. Nancy Reagan and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let's listen.
On April 29, 2016, America Online co-founder Steve Case came to the Reagan Library to speak about his new book, “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.” In the 1990s, Steve Case built and grew AOL into the top-performing company in the United States. At its peak, more than half of all consumer internet traffic in the US ran through the AOL service that Steve created. Then, later on when Steve engineered AOL’s merger with Time Warner, he became for a while the Chairman of the biggest media and communications empire in the world. Let’s listen:
Tom Brokaw came to the Reagan Library on April 14, 2012 to discuss his sixth best-selling book, “The Times of our Lives.” The book, much like countless Ronald Reagan speeches, quite admirably takes on the challenge of inspiring Americans to make a positive difference in their families, their communities, and their country as we work together to revitalize the American dream. During his time at the Reagan Library, Tom Brokaw sat down in conversation with Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss the book, his memories of Ronald Reagan, and the importance of civility. Let’s listen:
On April 7, 2016, Steve Forbes came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity,” a book which could act as a common-sense blueprint to restoring hope, growth, and opportunity to our society today. Let’s listen.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to April 5, 2017, when we hosted David Horowitz for a lecture and book signing for his book, “Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America” in which he shared his thoughts on how President Trump and the GOP need to lay out their agenda and how to claim ultimate victory for the conservative cause. Let's listen.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 19, 2013 when former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher came to the Reagan Library to share his views on the Republican party and how the party can begin wining national elections again. Let’s listen:
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Kenneth Walsh, one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history, as he’s covered the White House for US News and World Report since 1986. He has written numerous books on the presidency, including a book on Presidential Retreats, a book on Air Force One, a book on Ronald Reagan and a book on White House photographers. Let’s listen:
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Gianno Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting and a political analyst on Fox News. Gianno sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Administrative Officer Joanne Drake to discuss how conservative values helped a kid from the south side of Chicago find a life of opportunity. Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. Let's listen.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look at the terrifying violence on college campuses across America as students lash out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with. This topic is now a best-selling book and eye-opening documentary called “No Safe Spaces” by conservative talk radio host Dennis Prager, Hollywood producer Mark Joseph and television and radio personality Adam Carolla. Let's listen.
n this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Craig Shirley, the author of four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “Reagan’s Revolution.” On this visit to the Reagan Library, Craig promoted his latest book, “Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother.” During his visit to the Reagan Library, Craig Shirley sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch to discuss “Mary Ball Washington,” which is an intimate portrait of America’s original first family in a groundbreaking major biography, filled with rich anecdotes and stories that reveal the father of our country in a fresh and original way. Let's listen.
Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2020 with keynote speaker Drew Dix. Drew is the current President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War. Let’s listen:
For our last podcast in January, we’ll wrap up last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, with our closing session with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. The program began with remarks by National Security Advisor O’Brien, followed by a moderated conversation with Fox News co-anchor of America’s Newsroom Bill Hemmer, which included discussions on the historic importance of the Reagan military build-up, President Trump’s initiative to rebuild the armed services, the Trump Administration’s Iran policy, the U.S.-China trade war, and a host of other topics in the concluding session of our 2019 Defense Forum. Let's Listen.
As we continue to bring you some of the panels and discussions at last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at panel number 10, entitled “From Syria to China: The Role of freedom and democracy in defense policy.” The panelists included two former secretaries of state – General James Mattis and the Honorable Leon Panetta. Let’s listen.
Defense Forum, in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our first Fireside Chat of the day, Training and Equipping the Joint Force to Execute the In our continuation of bringing you some of the panels and discussions at last month’s Reagan National National Defense Strategy. During this panel, we brought together all of the service chiefs of the United States Military for a conversation to discuss what measures the services are taking to implement the National Defense Strategy and their efforts to build the military we need for the future. Let’s listen.
In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our second Fireside Chat of the day, which was a conversation with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Mr. Bezos discussed the need for big technology companies to work with the U.S. government, what the national security community can do to recruit and retain technical talent, and ways big organizations can remain nimble and innovative. Let's listen.
In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1985 joint message for the 1986 new year.
Yesterday was Christmas. And from all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and heathiest of holiday seasons. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on Christmas Let’s listen.
On December 6 and 7, 2019, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum. In an era where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, the Reagan National Defense Forum allows senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with these challenges. This year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Mark Esper, followed by a Q&A led by Fox News Anchor Bret Baier. Let’s listen.
On December 12, 2019, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley came to the Reagan Library to discuss her new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace. Let's Listen
On September 11, 2017 we hosted Dr. Ballard, the man responsible for finding the Titanic, as we discussed the story behind finding the Titanic for our exhibit we had on display at the time. It was a fascinating program where he took the audience on a journey of ocean exploration. Let's Listen.
Today is Thanksgiving. And from all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and heathiest of thanksgiving. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on thanksgiving.Let’s listen.
For a variety of reasons, ranging from the corrosive effects of our popular culture to the fragmented view of the American past promoted by academic historians, we have been steadily losing a sense of our past as a source of strength and sustenance for the tasks ahead. Dr. McClay spoke at the Reagan Library on November 15th to explore the possibilities in a program entitled, “Recovering the American Story: Consciousness and the American Past.” Let's Listen.
On November 10, 2019, Donald Trump, Jr. came to the Reagan Library to speak about his latest book, Triggered, which is about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in, and proves offense is the best defense. Let's Listen.
On October 24, 2019, Janice came to the Reagan Library to discuss her latest book, Mostly Sunny: How I learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days, an honest yet optimistic book that reveals the obstacles she's faced that could have severely impacted any professional woman's career. Let’s listen.
According to a recent poll, 43% of Americans believe socialism would be a good thing. To combat this issue, Senator Paul and his wife, Kelley, wrote a book entitled, The Case Against Socialism. On October 18, 2018, Senator and Mrs. Paul came to the Reagan Library and sat down with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss their book. Let's Listen
Richard Cheney faithfully served five US presidents during his political career. The Vice President came to the Reagan Library on September 20, 2011 to discuss his book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. Prior to taking the stage, he was asked by the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s Executive Director what made him write the book. Let’s listen.
On October 4, 2019, Brad Smith came to the Reagan Library to discuss his book, Tools and Weapons: The promise and peril of the digital age, which takes the reader into the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. Let's Listen.
On September 30, 2019, Major Garrett came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride.” Major Garrett in CBS News’s chief correspondent, a position he has held since 2018. He’s also the host of “The Takeout” podcast, a weekly podcast about politics, poly and pop culture.Let's listen.
David Gregory came to the Reagan Library on September 21, 2015, to sit down in conversation with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director to discuss this and more. Let’s listen
In this podcast we go back just one week to September 12, 2019 when former Secretary of Defense James Mattis came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.
In this podcast, we go back just two days to September 10, 2019, when Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.Let's listen.
On September 8, 2016, during the 2016 presidential election cycle, vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, then Governor of Indiana, came to the Reagan Library to share his thoughts on Ronald Reagan, the presidency, and America.Let's Listen.
Back on October 29, 2012, Regis Philbin came to the Reagan Library to discuss his new memoir, “How I Got This Way.” His book contained inspirational advice and shared his secrets to success and happiness that he had learned from his innumerable celebrity encounters, his close, personal friendships, and, of course, his relationship with his loving wife and family.Let’s listen.
In honor of our Baseball exhibition, the Reagan Forum featured Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. After a brief career as a left-handed pitcher, Tommy Lasorda became one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history. Lasorda, who has been with the Dodgers for 65 years, led the team to two world championships, four National League titles and eight division titles in 20 years as manager of the team. Following his retirement as manager, Lasorda became a special advisor to the chairman of the Dodgers. One of his most memorable accomplishments was managing the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The Last Fighter Pilot is the account of Captain Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of WWII on the morning of August 15th out of Iwo Jima. Captain Yellin is a sharp, engaging, 93-year-old veteran whose story is brought to life by New York Times bestselling author Don Brown (Treason).From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs—on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9-the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. New York Times bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yellin, now ninetythree years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 15th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over— but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America’s last living World War II veterans.
In JFK and the Reagan Revolution, Kudlow and Domitrovic argue that in order to recover the greatness of America and reestablish ourselves as a prosperous country, we simply need to embrace the bipartisan wisdom of two great presidents. They make the case that the solutions needed to solve the long economic stagnation of the early twenty-first century are the free-market principles of limited government, low tax rates and a strong dollar – principles once embraced by both the John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan administrations.Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC’s Senior Contributor. He previously hosted CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report” and currently hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and writes a weekly syndicated column. Brian Domitrovic is a historian, professor and senior associate at the Laffer Center for Supply-Side Economics.
Carly Fiorina was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business when she was hired at Hewlett Packard. In her six years as Chairman and CEO, she doubled its revenues to $90 billion and quadrupled its growth to 9%. She currently serves as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC, the Chairman of Good360, and the Chairman of Opportunity International. On May 4, 2015 she announced her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Elections.
When our nation’s capital was built in Washington DC, it was constructed on the sight of a swamp that had to be drained. President Trump believes that we need to repeat history – in other words, “drain the swamp.” In his new book, The Swamp, Eric Bolling presents an anger inducing, amusing, revealing, and outrageous history of American politics -- past and present, Republican and Democrat. Bolling covers a litany extraordinarily appalling national political scandals, high crimes and misdemeanors, and even events that should have been simply a blip on the radar and mushroomed into a spiraling-out-of-control controversies. Bribery, blackmail, backroom dealings…they’ve always been a part of our political make up, but it seems it’s getting worse all the time. And those that get hurt most are the American people. The Swamp is chock full of one doozy after another by our elected officials, and mirrors the way Washington national politics currently – and apparently always – has been played out. Can President Donald J Trump actually live up to his campaign promise of “draining the swamp?” Eric Bolling has become one of the most important “must listen to” voices and “must read” opinion-makers on today’s political narrative, regardless of where you reside on the political aisle. He is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Wake Up America. He is currently the host of the new hit Fox News Channel Show, “The Fox News Specialists,” and before that was one of the hosts of FNC’s “The Five.” He also is the host of the Fox Business Network show, “Cashin’ In.” Before coming to Fox, Bolling was a successful New York Mercantile Exchange trader for many years.
Happy 4th of July! The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. One man is all three. Two days ago, that man was crossed—badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge. Brad Thor’s internationally bestselling novels have been published in over 24 countries. Mr. Thor has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit, and has lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats. He has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, the Young America’s Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration.
The Conservative Sensibility is a monumental new reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders’ belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--one that now finds itself under threat. In the intellectual battle between the vision of Founding Fathers like James Madison, who advanced the notion of natural rights that pre-exist government, and the progressivism advanced by Woodrow Wilson, the Founders have been losing. It’s time to reverse America’s political fortunes. Expansive, intellectually thrilling, and written with the erudite wit that has made Will beloved by millions of readers, The Conservative Sensibility is an extraordinary new book from one of America’s most celebrated political writers. George Will is a Pulitzer Prize award-winning Washington Post columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs.
A Reagan Forum with remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State. Secretary Pompeo's remarks on “Supporting Iranian Voices” will be delivered as part of a visit with members of the Iranian-American community in the United States. This event is SOLD OUT, so be sure to set a reminder and join us on YouTube.
The Mark Levin Show has been one of the top rated and hottest shows on Talk radio broadcasting daily on nearly 400 stations since its inception. He is also one of the top authors in the political arena. Mark’s show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM and hasn’t looked back since. Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname "F. Lee Levin." He is perhaps more well-known for his nickname, "The Great One," coined by his friend Hannity. On Television, Mark heads “Life, Liberty & Levin” on The Fox News Channel, a show that goes beyond soundbites and clickbait with in depth analysis and interviews that effect todays issues that get only a minute or so on other outlets. Mark also hosts “LevinTV”, a nightly program available to subscribers on CRTV. Mark Levin is one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. Levin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Conservative Review, a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet – including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC. From five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.Unfreedom of the Press shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression,” he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.
Whether it’s her work today as a reporter and host for Fox News, her years in law school, or the time she spent competing in pageants like Miss America, Shannon Bream has spent her entire adult life navigating high- pressure environments where perfection is expected and competition is the name of the game. But in this laugh- out-loud book of stories and inspiration, Shannon shares the moments away from the cameras and the halls of government, in which she learned that the values and faith of her blue-collar upbringing could keep her grounded in a world where everyone wants you to be something other than who you are. In Finding the Bright Side, Shannon continues a conversation about authenticity, humility, and trusting in God that she’s already begun with her followers on social media. She shares behind-the-scenes stories from Washington, D.C., revelations from her time reporting on the Supreme Court, and lessons learned from the most challenging moments of her life—from the time she was fired from her first job and told, “You’re the worst person I’ve ever seen on TV,” to the time she heard “There is no cure.” But through all of this, faith (and a little bit of stubbornness!) has helped Shannon to keep hope, find purpose in the pain, and find laughs along the way. Shannon Bream currently serves as anchor of Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream (weekdays 11pm-12am/ET). She joined the network in 2007 as a Washington D.C. based correspondent covering the Supreme Court.
Arlington National Cemetery is the most sacred shrine in America. Its hallowed grounds contain presidents, privates, and some of the most famous names in military and political history—Supreme Court justices, five-star generals, and Medal of Honor recipients—as well as liberated slaves, and, at the fabled Tomb of the Unknown, the bodies of soldiers known only to God. Sacred Duty, is not only an intimate and inspiring portrait of Arlington National Cemetery’s Old Guard (the official ceremonial unit of the U.S. Army and America’s oldest infantry unit, dating to 1784), but also a personal chronicle of Senator Cotton’s time as a platoon leader in the unit. In writing and researching the book, Senator Cotton has spent the past year closely shadowing the unit’s soldiers, original reporting that forms the spine of the book. Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before election to the Senate.
What if the Russians really are colluding with Americans...on the left? #1 New York Times-bestselling author Newt Gingrich returns with this rollicking tale of high-stakes international intrigue—the first book in a contemporary series filled with adventure, betrayal, and politics, that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today. Collusion raises many of the most significant issues facing America in real life today. Is Russia our ally, or our enemy? Are American leftist activists susceptible to influence from aboard? How far will our enemies go to disrupt our politics and weaken the nation? Can we trust the media to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys? Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley have entertained and educated readers with three previous novels of Washington scandal and foreign interference. From its explosive opening through several twists and turns to its heart-stopping end, Collusion is their most timely and powerful novel yet. Newt Gingrich served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He’s the founder of Gingrich 360, an American consulting and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges and seize opportunities.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit. Doug Brinkley is also the editor of The Reagan Diaries.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves California’s 23rd congressional district and is currently the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman McCarthy was first elected to Congress in 2006, quickly became Chief Deputy Whip, and later served as Majority Whip. In 2014, he was selected as the Majority Leader of the House—the first Californian to hold the position—where he now leads Congress in fighting for individual liberty, free markets, an efficient and effective government, and a vibrant civil society. Since being elected to Congress, he and his Republican colleagues have cut out-of-control government spending, promoted North American energy independence, passed bills to create jobs, and highlighted the growing dangers to the United States and the need for American leadership throughout the world.
On June 6, 1944, an estimated 160,000 Allied troops landed by sea and air on the Normandy coast in France, launching one of the largest and most critical military campaigns in history. In a special conversation presented in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller will explore the unique collection of personal accounts of those who were there, featured artifacts, and historic documents featured in his new book, “Everything We Have”: D-Day 6.6.44. Gordon H. Mueller, PhD, former historian and Vice Chancellor at the University of New Orleans, served as Founding President and CEO of The National WWII Museum. During a distinguished career at the university, Mueller made his mark as a popular teacher, dean, and vice chancellor. He continues to lead overseas WWII tours and speaks widely on the war experience, the nature of the American Spirit, and nonprofit leadership. Dr. Mueller will sit on stage in conversation with Turner Classic Movies host and film commentator Ben Mankiewicz
RISE is a day-long, bipartisan conference assessing the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: A Nation at Risk. RISE 2018 took place on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.. Introduction by The Honorable Ann Korologos, Trustee, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Panelists include; - The Honorable Bill Bennett, 3rd US Secretary of Education - The Honorable Betsy DeVos, 11th US Secretary of Education
An enlightening and entertaining dialogue with Jewish Talk Show Host Dennis Prager and Christian Pastor/Broadcaster Alistair Begg. Moderated by National Radio and Television host Hugh Hewitt.
Please join us for a lecture and book signing with New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg on his latest book, The Persian Gamble (Publish Date: March 12, 2019). This event is free to attend; however, books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process.
In The Right Side of History, Ben Shapiro argues that America has a God-shaped hole in its heart and we shouldn’t fill it with politics and hate. Ben Shapiro explains that the Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas because too many of us have lost sight of the moral purposes that drive us to be better or the sacred duty to work together for the greater good. The book is a stark warning, and a call to spiritual arms, to get our civilization back on track. Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” the top conservative podcast in the nation, which recently won “Best News Podcast” at the iHeartMedia Podcast Awards.
In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well- qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter- billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States--and an extremely successful president. Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He has written or edited 24 books, including The Second World Wars.
In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we present George W. Bush, the former President stopped by to discuss his new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to June 6, 2018 when the Reagan Foundation welcomed former White House Social Secretaries Lea Berman, who served George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who served Barack and Michelle Obama. They came to the Reagan Library to discuss their new book, “Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life.”
This week’s “A Reagan Forum” will be spent honoring President Reagan, who would have turned 108 on February 6th. We will be listening to past remarks from special guests at the Reagan Library, and even a few words from President Reagan himself. If you listened to our February 7th Reagan Forum podcast you might recall that President Reagan used to always joke it was an anniversary of his 39th birthday. Why, you might ask? Well….you'll find out why!
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to February 9, 2019 when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face-Politics," and to set the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as his frank insights and experiences with President Trump.
President Reagan loved his birthday. He always joked it was an anniversary of his 39th birthday. This February 6th would have marked the 69th anniversary of his 39th birthday. Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. Each year the program includes live musical entertainment from the 1st Marine Division Band, an honor guard, a rifle guard, and the official laying of the White House Presidential Wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. Keynote speakers in prior years have included Rudy Giuliani, Elizabeth Dole, James Baker, and Sam Donaldson. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2019 with keynote speaker Senator Jon Kyl.
In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to March 2, 2017 when Chief Warrant Officer 5, Gary Linfoot, US Army Retired, spoke at the Reagan Library. Gary has over 23 years of military service, including serving as a member of the Army's elite 160ᵗʰ Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In June of 2008, while conducting operations in Iraq, Gary's helicopter suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crash-landed. As a result, Gary suffered a broken back and was instantly paralyzed below the waist. He retired from the Army in 2010 but continues to serve the Night Stalker community as an A/MH-6 Simulator Flight Instructor. Flash forward to 2013 when Gary became the first military recipient of an EKSO exoskeleton for home use through a grant from the Infinite Hero Foundation, allowing Gary to walk again.
In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to January 29, 2014 when former United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a strikingly candid and vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to November 17, 2017 when television and radio host Laura Ingraham came to the Reagan Library to discuss her book, "Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump."
The Reagan Foundation has been very honored to have hosted Karl Rove at the Reagan Library many times. In this week's A Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to March 26th, 2010, for Karl Rove's discussion on his new memoir, "Courage and Consequence," a candid and behind-the-scenes view of some of history's turbulent and momentous years.
On November 30 and December 1, 2018, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum, allowing senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with growing threats to our national security. This year's theme was Peace Through Strength in an Era of Competition, and its keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable James Mattis.
In this week's A Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to November 12, 2018, for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly installed Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.
In honor of the Christmas Holiday, today's A Reagan Forum podcast is dedicated to the ways in which the Reagan Library celebrates the season. Since the Library's opening, the Museum has hosted a Christmas Tree Exhibit from mid-November through the first week of January. But, this year, we have also added a brand new nighttime touring experience called Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library. Happy Holidays!
In this week's "A Reagan Forum," we look back to 2015, when Senator John McCain, who was Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee at the time, sat on a panel entitled “Defeating ISIS and Dealing with IRAN: Managing the battlefield in theatre and in DC.” Prior to taking the stage, Senator McCain also sat down for an exclusive interview with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to December 7, 2011 when American journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric came to the Reagan Library to discuss her book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.”
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we travel back in time to November 28, 2012 when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined us at the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, “Victory at Yorktown.” This was Speaker Gingrich’s fourth time to speak at the Reagan Library, although he came back many times after, as well.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present General Stanley McChrystal, who spoke at the Reagan Library on November 14, 2018.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Marc Ambinder, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 10, 2018.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present radio host and New York Times best selling author Eric Metaxas, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 23, 2018 to promote his latest book, "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World".
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present American lawyer, United States circuit judge and United States Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 18, 2018.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Texas Governor Rick Perry, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 27, 2014.
As part of the special exhibit, the Reagan Foundation reached out to football players and broadcasters as part of its speaker series. On October 9, 2015, football hall of fame legend Terry Bradshaw came to the Reagan Library to speak.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to October 5, 2012 when Steve Forbes came to the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, “Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn’t”.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present a conversation between Peter Thiel and author Ryan Holiday on Holiday’s latest book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present US Navy Veteran and bestselling author Lynn Vincent and documentary filmmaker Sara Vladic. They came to the Reagan Library on September 13, 2018 to discuss their new book, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Fox News Channel. She came to the Reagan Library on September 5, 2018 to discuss her latest book, “Liars, Leaders and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.”
On May 24, 2014, Dr. Carson released a book entitled, “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.” Dr. Carson came to the Reagan Library on September 28, 2014 to discuss the book.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present bestselling author and Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld who spoke at the Reagan Library on August 12, 2018 to promote his new book, “The Gutfeld Monologues.”
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we feature the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s own executive director, John Heubusch.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to August 23, 2011 when the Reagan Library hosted United States Senator Marco Rubio.
In 2015 the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation partnered with CNN to host a Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Each of the candidates were also invited to come to the Reagan Library earlier in the year to discuss issues that were important to them. On August 11, 2015, Florida Governor Jeb Bush came to the Reagan Library to deliver a speech.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The role of the White House Press Secretary is an important one; they have to juggle working for both the press and the president.
A Reagan Forum with remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018. Secretary Pompeo's remarks on “Supporting Iranian Voices” was delivered as part of a visit with members of the Iranian-American community in the United States.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 23, 2017 when we hosted a conversation between Presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson and special guest Pat Sajak to discuss President Reagan’s historic “Tear Down This Wall” speech.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 16, 2015 when conservative and political commentator Ann Coulter sat on stage with author and radio personality Larry Elder to discuss her book, “Adios America.” Adios, America was her 2015 bestselling book which attacked America’s immigration issues straight on. Ann has described herself in the past as someone who likes to “stir up the pot” and she uses these tactics to get at the heart of the issues straight on.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 14, 2009 when Condoleezza Rice addressed our audience. It was less than seven months after serving our nation as the 66th Secretary of State, the first African-American woman to ever serve in this position. Her speech was the most-attended Reagan Forum in the Library’s 18-year history.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to June 8, 2015, when we hosted Fox News Channel’s Dana Perino for her memoir, “And the Good News is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side.”
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to May 21, 2013 when we hosted Donald Rumsfeld, who, over the course of his life served as a Member of Congress, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense twice -- the only such example in U.S. history -- and literally a dozen or more important federal advisory roles.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to May 22, 2012 when we hosted Congressman Paul Ryan for one of our “Perspectives on Leadership” Forums. During his remarks, Congressman Ryan speaks about budget reform, welfare reform, tax reform and the need for bipartisan support.
2014 marked 25 years since President Reagan left the White House and 10 years since our nation mourned his death. On June 5, 2014, the Reagan Foundation and Institute commemorated these anniversaries with a special program at his Presidential Library that focused on his legacy and impact on the country so many years since leaving office.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who spoke at the Reagan Library on May 31, 2013. During his remarks he spoke about the scandals plaguing our government and how out of control it has become. He also discusses solutions and what changes we need to make to improve our systems.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Bret Baier - a number one bestselling author and award-winning anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier. Bret had previously spoken at the Reagan Library twice before. The first was in 2014 for his book, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” which shares the story of Bret’s son’s ongoing battle with heart disease and how fighting the disease transformed his own life and family.
On May 25, 2010, to an audience including first lady Nancy Reagan, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney spoke at the Reagan Library. He had previously been at the Reagan Library in May 2007 and January 2008 during the Republican presidential candidates debates.
General David Petraeus served in the United States Army for almost four decades, beginning with his graduation from West Point in 1974. In the 10 years that followed 9-11, he was deployed for 6 and a half years, culminating his career with six straight commands, five of which were in combat.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Sheila Tate, who served as press secretary to First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985. Sheila remained in contact with Mrs. Reagan often until her passing in 2016.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back exactly one year ago today – to April 26, 2017, when the Reagan Library hosted a first 100 days review of the Trump Presidency.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to September 11, 2017 when we hosted one of the most accomplished and well known of the world’s deep-sea explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard. Dr. Ballard is best known for his historic discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, as well as his discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to November 5, 2017, when United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin sat on stage with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in a discussion on tax reform.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we travel back in time to August 19, 2017 when television and radio host Mark Levin joined us at the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, Rediscovering Americanism: And The Tyranny of Progressivism. This was Mark’s fifth visit to the Reagan Library for a lecture and book signing!
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and her daughter, Charlotte Pence. They visited the Reagan Library to promote their children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President. Marlon Bundo is the Pence’s pet bunny rabbit! In fact, he’s known by the nickname BOTUS, or Bunny of the United States, and he’s become a national celebrity!
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Erick Erickson, a man whom, in 2016, The Atlantic magazine called one of the most influential conservatives in America. But Erick wasn’t at the Reagan Library to discuss politics. Erick was here to share his inspiring book about life’s enduring values.
In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Craig Shirley, the author of four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “Reagan’s Revolution.” Craig Shirley will discuss his latest book, "Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative".
In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we present Mark Weinberg, a former spokesman, advisor and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. Mark Weinberg spoke at The Reagan Library on March 6, 2018 to discuss his new book, "Movie Nights with the Reagan's".