Milestones Sep. 3, 2007


TIME Magazine called him the "vicar of visuals," the man who changed U.S. politics by expertly choreographing Ronald Reagan's public image. As one of Reagan's closest White House aides, Michael Deaver arranged masterful photo ops--Reagan on the Great Wall of China, Reagan on a cliff overlooking the English Channel on the 40th anniversary of D-day--that capitalized on the former actor's appeal. In 1987, two years after leaving the White House, Deaver was convicted of lying to agents investigating his lobbying activities. Ever loyal to Reagan, he insisted he would not accept a pardon, which he felt would tarnish the President's...

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