ADDRESSES TO THE NATION BY PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

 

1981

 

Feb 5     Address to the Nation on the Economy

 

July 27   Address to the Nation on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation

 

Sept 24 Address to the Nation on the Program for Economic Recovery

 

Dec 23  Address to the Nation About Christmas and the Situation in Poland

 

1982

 

Apr 29   Address to the Nation on the Fiscal Year 1983 Budget

 

Aug 16   Address to the Nation on Federal Tax and Budget Reconciliation

               Legislation

                                                                                                  President Reagan addresses

the nation from the Oval Office.

 

Sept 1    Address to the Nation on United States Policy for Peace in the Middle East

 

Sept 20 Address to the Nation Announcing the Formation of a New Multinational Force [MNF] in Lebanon

 

Oct 13    Address to the Nation on the Economy

 

Nov 22   Address to the Nation on Strategic Arms Reduction and Nuclear Deterrence

 

1983

 

Mar 23   Address to the Nation on Defense and National Security [includes announcement of SDI program]

 

Sept 5    Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Civilian Airliner

                    [Korean Air Line Flight 007]

 

Oct 27    Address to the Nation on Lebanon and Grenada

 

1984

 

Jan 16   Address to the Nation and Other Countries on United States-Soviet Union Relations

 

Jan 29   Address to the Nation Announcing the Reagan-Bush Candidacies for Re-election [broadcast paid for by Reagan-Bush ’84 campaign]

 

May 9     Address to the Nation on United States Policy in Central America

 

July 4     Address to the Nation on the Observance of Independence Day [pre-recorded]

 

Nov 5     Address to the Nation on the Eve of the Presidential Election [pre-recorded; broadcast paid for by Reagan-Bush ’84 campaign]

 

1985

 

Apr 24   Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget and Deficit Reduction

 

May 28  Address to the Nation on Tax Reform

 

Nov 14   Address to the Nation on the upcoming Soviet-US Summit Meeting in Geneva

 

1986

 

Jan 28   Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger

 

Feb 26   Address to the Nation on National Security

 

Mar 16   Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua

 

Apr 14   Address to the Nation on the United States Air Strike Against Libya

 

July 4     Address to the Nation on Independence Day [from Statue of Liberty celebration, New York City]

 

Sept 14 Address to the Nation on the Campaign Against Drug Abuse [with Nancy Reagan]

 

Oct 13    Address to the Nation on the Meetings with General Secretary Gorbachev in Iceland         

 

Nov 2     Address to the Nation on the Congressional and Gubernatorial Elections [pre-recorded]

 

Nov 13   Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

 

Dec 2     Address to the Nation on the Investigation of the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

 

1987

 

Mar 4     Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

 

June 15 Address to the Nation on the Venice Economic Summit, Arms Control, and the Deficit

 

Aug 12   Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy and Administration goals

 

Oct 14    Address to the Nation on the Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork

 

Dec 10  Address to the Nation on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting [the Washington Summit]

 

1988

 

Feb 2     Address to the Nation on Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance [carried live by CNN and CONUS Communications, but not by CBS, NBC, or ABC]

 

 

Other live, nationally televised speeches and remarks by President Reagan:

 

[excluding press conferences, and speeches not carried live in the US]

 

1981

 

Jan 20   Inaugural Address

 

Jan 27   Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for the Freed American Hostages [the hostages formerly held in Iran]

 

Feb 18   Address to a Joint Session of Congress on the Program for Economic Recovery

 

Apr 28   Address to a Joint Session of Congress on the Program for Economic Recovery

 

July 7     Announcement of intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court (remarks to reporters, White House Briefing Room)

 

Oct 6      Remarks announcing the death of President Sadat of Egypt

 

Nov 18   Remarks to Members of the National Press Club on Arms Reduction and Nuclear Weapons

 

Nov 23   Remarks to reporters announcing the veto of the continuing budget resolution for Fiscal Year 1982 appropriations

 

1982

 

Jan 26   State of the Union Address

 

Oct 16    Weekly Saturday radio address (on the economy), with television simulcast

 

Oct 23    Weekly Saturday radio address (on economic and budget issues), with television simulcast

 

Dec 10 Remarks at a Question-and-Answer Session with Reporters on Production of the MX Missile

 

1983

 

Jan 25   State of the Union Address

 

Apr 27   Address before a joint session of Congress on Central America

 

Oct 25    Remarks on Grenada (with Prime Minister Charles of Dominica)

 

Dec 14 Question-and-answer session with reporters

 

1984

 

Jan 25   State of the Union Address

 

Aug 23   Acceptance of the Republican nomination for President at the Republican National Convention, Dallas

 

Oct 7      Presidential debate (with Walter Mondale), Louisville, KY

 

Oct 21    Presidential debate (with Walter Mondale), Kansas City, MO

 

Nov 6     Remarks at re-election celebration in Los Angeles

 

1985

 

Jan 21   Inaugural Address

 

Feb 6     State of the Union Address

 

June 30 Remarks announcing the release of the hostages from TWA Flight 847

 

Nov 21   Address to a joint session of Congress following the summit meeting in Geneva

 

1986

 

Feb 4     State of the Union Address

 

1987

 

Jan 27   State of the Union Address

 

Dec 8     Address to the American and Soviet peoples on the Washington Summit

 

1988

 

Jan 25   State of the Union Address

 

Aug 15   Address to the Republican National Convention, New Orleans

 

1989

 

Jan 11   Farewell Address

 

 

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