January 16, 2011 |
My Father at 100 A Memoir Ron Reagan Viking: 228 pp., $25.95 "Hinckley had loaded his pistol with a type of exploding bullet charmingly marketed as a Devastator," writes Ron Reagan, describing John Hinckley Jr.'s 1981 attempt to assassinate his father, President Ronald Reagan. "It was the sixth and final shot that first hit not Dad but the armor-plated side of the presidential limousine. The armor did its job admirably well, but with disastrous consequences. As it was deflected, the bullet flattened into a dime-sized disk before striking my father, slicing into his chest beneath his left arm and lodging in his left lung, barely an inch from his heart, still unexploded.
March 4, 1993
Ron Reagan, a former contributor to "Good Morning America" and host of his own syndicated talk show, will be a correspondent for the prime-time newsmagazine that Fox plans to introduce later this year. Also named a correspondent on the weekly series was Andria Hall, who has spent the past eight years as an anchor, reporter and producer at WCVB-TV in Boston.
August 28, 1986
Ron Reagan, who has been reporting for "Good Morning America" since last February, will get a chance to host the morning program Monday, ABC says. Reagan, son of President and Nancy Reagan, will fill in for vacationing David Hartman that day, with Denise Yamada sitting in for co-host Joan Lunden. "I noticed they waited for Labor Day to give me my break, when all of three people will be watching," Reagan quipped.
January 7, 1987 |
The Soviet Union has turned down a request by ABC's "Good Morning America" to have Ron Reagan, the President's son, tour the country for a series of stories about Soviet life, an ABC spokesman said today. "We're disappointed," said John Goodman, a producer for the program. "But hopefully they'll reconsider." "Good Morning America" sent a request on Dec. 23 to the Soviet television agency asking permission for Reagan to tour the country from Jan. 19 to 30, Goodman said.
July 19, 1985 |
For some reason, there was a flurry of queries by reporters and possibly some raised eyebrows at ABC News when the President's son disclosed this week that he will become an on-camera reporter for ABC-TV. Did this mean, some wondered, that Ron Reagan, 27, a free-lance writer, would cover fires, floods, pestilence and wars, or maybe even become part of the White House press pack and get to shout questions at his dad just like Sam Donaldson?
November 8, 1989 |
Ron Reagan, son of the former President and Nancy Reagan, will co-host a syndicated daytime talk show starting next year, MCA Television announced. Also featuring Cristina Ferrare, the show promises to be "spontaneous, upbeat, informative and fast paced," MCA said Tuesday. It will be taped before an audience at Universal Studios, where the pilot is being made. "It's obvious from the moment they're seen together that Cristina and Ron have a natural working chemistry.