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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-2 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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About The Plane/ About The Border ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Aftermath of the passenger plane shootdown over Ukraine/ Aftermath of the border migrants arriving in US (Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites)
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"Optics and Illusion" (Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites. (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

The convergence of "spin", the echo chamber effect, and the illusion/delusion that the majority buy into what you're selling... are all taking their toll on both politics ...
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"Immigration Policy ( Or Lack Thereof): (Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Immigration Policy ( Or Lack Thereof) : Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites)
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SCOTUS/POTUS/HOCUS-POCUS ( Told Through Narration,Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

The Supreme Court rules "closely held" private/for profit corporations can cite their religious beliefs to deny workers birth control coverage in health insurance. The White ...
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"Back To The Future In Baghdad? ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

After listening to the latest debate about Iraq, it appears there's only one question that has a clear answer. Question: Could things get worse? Answer: Yes. ( Told ...
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The Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Personality Profile Test:: Ours, Not His ( Told Through Narration, Music ... (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

How on Earth did a prisoner exchange that resulted in the safe return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years of captivity by the Taliban turn into yet another national ...
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" The Usual Suspects" ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

You probably noticed. Whatever the issue is ( and this time, it was the new EPA rules on power plant emissions) ...opponents always say the same three things: It's ...
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"Please, Don't Confuse Me With The Facts" ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

When did news coverage become talking points instead of facts. Whether it's school lunch nutrition, Edward Snowden, the climate...you name it... the facts often wind up ...
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"While You Were Out: Ukraine Elected A New President and House Dems DID Join The Select Benghazi ... (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

A deeper look at two stories that didn't get the attention they deserved. (told through narration, music and soundbites)
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"Jill and Hill and Rove and Reince and Rubio" ( Told Through Narration, Music and Soundbites) (59:00)
From: Paul Fischer

Sometimes, seemingly unrelated news stories of the week create a bigger picture of the world around us. (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.