THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: We Had to Pinch Ourselves

The Presidency

Now the nation must get serious about Ronald Reagan, and it may not be all that easy.

For a few of us he has been around almost forever. His was the voice of the Big Ten football games coming out of the maw of the cathedral radio from station WHO in Des Moines during the depths of the Depression. Some of his major league baseball broadcasts, with vivid descriptions of crowds and players, with soaring enthusiasm at the crack of the bat, turned out to be faked in the Iowa studio, which was the way it was done in those...

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