Sunday, February 06, 2011

One of the GREATEST weeks of my Life!

To those who know me, there's no surprise that I'm a loyal Conservative and my HERO is RONALD REAGAN.  Today marks what would have been his 100th Birthday and as a tribute, The Ronald Reagan Museum and Library and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation have lined up incredible events celebrating our 40th President.

This past week, our kids and I attended a lecture/symposium at Reagan Library.  It was a partnership with the University of Southern California and moderated by Tom Brokaw.  Panelists included, Lou Cannon, Douglas Brinkley, Richard Reeves, and Pete Wilson.  Peggy Noonan was scheduled, but do to the onslaught of snow and ice in the midwest and east coast she couldn't attend.  I was so looking forward to seeing her!

The Reagan Foundation described the event as follows:

"As part of the Centennial Celebration, partnership events will be held with four Universities across the country. This series of events focus on different components of the President’s life, leadership and legacy and are intended to engage scholars, students and noted authorities. These events are free and open to the public. The first of these Academic Symposia is in partnership with the University of Southern California.

Panel Topics:
Ronald Reagan is credited with transforming political institutions and policy agendas, securing and supporting traditional elements of American life, and reawakening trust in government and a general sense of positivity and hopefulness. What role has biography played in shaping the Reagan legacy? How has the role of biography in the construction of presidential legacy changed over time/varied across presidents? "

This was an informative event and I think the kids even learned more about their momma's Favorite Contemporary President.

From Left to Right: Richard Reeves, Lou Cannon, Tom Brokaw, Pete Wilson, Douglas Brinkley

I grew up watching The Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.  He's celebrity in my world.

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