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Ronald Reagan Announces Candidacy for California Governor (02:49)

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On January 9, 1966, Ronald Reagan appears on "Meet the Press" just after announcing he will run for governorship of California. He justifies his seeking the position, and explains why he would be a good governor.

Ronald Reagan on Lack of Political Experience (03:03)

When asked about his lack of political experience, Reagan fields the questions with candor and ease during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on State and Federal Income Taxes (03:23)

Reagan discusses his views on income tax and progressive tax systems vs. proportionate systems during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on Individual Freedom (03:16)

Reagan talks about a "Goldwater Republican" and other political labels during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on Being a Republican (02:37)

Rejecting political labels, Reagan states that he, as a Republican, can win in California during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on Crime Control in California (02:11)

Reagan responds to the rise in California's crime. He blames some of this increase on decisions made at the level of state government during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on the John Birch Society (04:32)

Reagan notes that the Birch Society membership is split between Democrats and Republicans and says he does not believe a political candidate needs to comment on private organizations during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on the John Birch Society and Ghettos (01:43)

Reagan says the Birch Society should possibly be investigated purely to put the public controversy to rest. Jobs, he argues, are the key to avoiding Ghettoization such as in Watts during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

Ronald Reagan on Civil Rights Act (02:00)

Reagan takes a stand on his lifelong opposition to prejudice and discrimination during this January 9, 1966 appearance on "Meet the Press."

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Ronald Reagan: January 9, 1966

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In this edition of Meet the Press, former actor Ronald Reagan, candidate for Governor of California, faces tough questions about his qualifications while displaying his familiar ease and confidence in front of the camera. Put on the spot by panelist Lawrence Spivak-"Don't you yourself think it might have been better if you'd gotten some political experience running for a lower office?"-Reagan speaks with the genial candor that would contribute to his future characterization as the Great Communicator: "Well, this might be true if I had set out to have a political career," he says. "But frankly, until last November, it had never occurred to me." Introduced by Tim Russert.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL39075

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9159-5

Copyright date: ©2007

Closed Captioned

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