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Campaign 2012: President Reagan...The Uncle Daddy Years..OR..The Romney/Gingrich Battle for Bragging Rights to Be The Rightful Heir of The Reagan Legacy and be the GOP 2012 Presidential Nominee and By the Way, What IS the Reagan Legacy Anyway???

From: Paul Fischer
Series: What's the Frequency, Kenneth? a newsical series
Length: 55:31

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The Reagan Centennial Year is officially over...but the invocation of Ronald Reagan's name by those claiming to be his ideological soulmate and the rightful 2012 Republican nominee is only increasing in frequency and fervor. This program looks at this phenomenon and the Reagan record thru narration, music and soundbites and is produced by Paul Fischer...an award winning news writer who wrote about the Reagan administration on a daily basis as the political writer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-1 Paul Fischer was the political writer of The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather for more than 20 years, including the Reagan administration years. This program is  a stand alone episode of the series "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?".

Also in the What's the Frequency, Kenneth? a newsical series series

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"Ukraine Unfolding: Chapter Two" ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (58:56)
From: Paul Fischer

An update on US/Russia/Ukraine developments in recent days ( told through narration, music and soundbites)
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"Trivial Pursuits/ Stupid News Tricks" (Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

A review of recent news media excesses, omissions, goofs and gaffes (told through narration, music and soundbites)
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"About That U.N. Climate Change Report" (told through narration, music and soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Did you know the climate scientists who wrote the UN report held a news conference in Yokohama to talk about it and answer reporters' questions? Hear some of what they had ...
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Sebelius vs.Hobby Lobby or Corporations vs. The Constitution on Conscious Uncoupling of Church a... (58:52)
From: Paul Fischer

Most media coverage of Obamacare is now centered on how many people signed up and what that means. But ticking away in the background is the pending US Supreme Court ruling ...
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"Conventional Wisdom" (Told Through Narration,Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Conventional wisdom is taking a beating. So is common sense. Whether it's equal pay for women in Texas... NSA surveillance.. unemployment...Putin and Russia and Ukraine.These ...
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"Words & Politics & Politicians" (told through narration, music and soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

We know politicians sometimes don't mean what they say...don't say what they mean...or even "bury the lead." Do they think they're deceiving us..or is it self deception? ...
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"Issa Capades" (told through narration, music and soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

By now, many of you have heard the clip of House Oversight Committee chair, Darryl Issa, cutting off the microphone of Elijah Cummings...during the latest IRS investigation ...
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"Ukraine Unfolding" THURS. MARCH 6TH UPDATE VERSION (told through soundbites and music) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

The confrontation over Ukraine told through the statements and press conferences of various political players. Note: this episode is told through soundbites and music. Aside ...
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"News From The Journal, 'Duh' " (Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

It was big news across the country...Pandora saying it could predict your political party affiliation using your music choices.... So, what to make of Springsteen and ...
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"Income Inequality/News Inequality" (told through narration, music and soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Context and perspective on media coverage of pay inequality, Chris Christie, The Winter Olympics and other current events. (told through narration, music and soundbites)

Piece Description

Paul Fischer was the political writer of The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather for more than 20 years, including the Reagan administration years. This program is  a stand alone episode of the series "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?".

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones and The DapKings 100 Days, 100 Nights. Daptone 2007 03:45
Follow the Yellow Brick Road Judy Garland and The Munchkins Wizard of Oz Soundtrack. MGM 1956 :30
Daddy's Home Shep and The Limelites The Very Best of Shep and the Limelites. Rhino 2006 02:44
Gone Daddy Gone Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere. Downtown 2006 02:28
Morning Mr. Magpie Radiohead King of Limbs. King of Limbs.com 2011 04:40
California Girls The Beach Boys Summer Days. Capitol 1965 :30
California Gurls Katy Perry Teenage Dream. Capitol 2010 02:30
California Dreamin/ The Mamas and Papas Greatest Hits. Geffen 1998 :30
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication. Warner 1999 03:20
Home She and Him She and Him Volume 2. Merge 2010 04:40
Crisis 1&2 The Dears Missiles. Dangerbird 2011 03:44
Political Science Randy Newman Sail Away. Reprise 1972 :20
Barbara Ann The Beach Boys Beach Boys Party!. Capitol 1965 :15
Capital G (edited for radio) Nine Inch Nails Year Zero. Nothing 03:20
Fake Empire The National Boxer. Beggars Banquet 2007 03:25
Written On The Forehead PJ Harvey Let England Shake. Vagrant 2011 03:30
Big Wave Jenny and Johnny I'm Having Fun Now. Warner 2010 03:50
Comeback Kid Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror. Mom+Pop 2012 03:01
Lawyers, Guns and Money (Edited for Radio) Warren Zevon Excitable Boy. Atlantic 2007 03:30
Roll On Dntel ft. Jenny Lewis Dumb Luck. SubPop 2007 03:40
Mr. President(Have Pity on the Working Man) Randy Newman Good Old Boys. Rhino 2002 02:48

Additional Credits

political soundbites from C-Span and political websites.