A Day in the Life of the New President: Ronald Reagan

An intimate look behind White House doors at the emerging Reagan style

The amiable visage and quick humor that Ronald Reagan displays in public indicate a President unchanged by his first weeks of residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For a closer look, TIME White House Correspondent Laurence I. Barrett spent most of Lincoln's Birthday at Reagan 's elbow, an exclusive vantage point that enabled him to watch the President at staff conferences, meetings with dignitaries, and ceremonial events. Eleven crowded hours revealed important differences between Reagan the candidate and Reagan the incumbent. Barrett's...