PS: Political Science & Politics


Whose Ideas? Whose Words? Authorship of Ronald Reagan's Radio Addresses

Edoardo M.  Airoldi  a1 , Stephen E.  Fienberg  a2 and Kiron K.  Skinner  a2 a3
a1 Princeton University
a2 Carnegie Mellon University
a3 Hoover Institution

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On January 5, 1975, Ronald Reagan completed two terms as governor of California, and soon thereafter he began taping his nationally syndicated radio program. Between January 1975 and October 1979, with the exception of a brief interlude to compete for the Republican presidential nomination in 1976, the former governor delivered three-minute commentaries that were broadcast every week by approximately 300 U.S. radio stations, reaching an audience of between 20–30 million listeners.