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He did have radio, however.
He did have radio, and he used it.
That Reagan seems to be effective on his Saturday radio programs
I don't think he's as effective on the radio programs as he is
on the television because you can't see the results of the make-up
man on the radio. I don't see very much of a relationship between
Reagan and Eisenhower, and certainly none at all in regard to Truman.
Reagan, from my perspective, is unique. The similarities with
Roosevelt is communication, the effectiveness of communication, but
even the communication thing is modified by television communication.
For example, I've not even talking about press conferences. I'm
talking about on his way to or from the helicopter, or in the Rose
Garden. This man never misses an opportunity to project the image
that he is a pleasant person. When he comes out on the porch of the
White House with visiting dignitaries, leaders from other countries,
he is never upstaged.
When the Bitberg Cemetery flack was at its peak, did you happen
to see the t.v. clip of Elie Wiesel--
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