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Reagan Death #1096164

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 06, 2016
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The death of former first lady Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan, featured; photos, movie clip & film of them together shown; details given about their love story & his Alzheimer's disease. [N. REAGAN - says she was born to be married; talks about Ronnie; cites her worries, "Just Say No," Alzheimer's disease & the long good-bye.] [R. REAGAN - thanks Nancy.]

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The role of Nancy Reagan as first lady reviewed; scenes & photos shown; details given about US-USSR relations under Reagan, the condolences from the Bushes & Carters. [Historian Michael BESCHLOSS@- says she protected her husband.] [Former Reagan aide Gail BURT@- asys Reagan knew he could deal with Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.] [Reagan biographer Lou CANNON@- says Nancy pulled him back.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with Reagan staffer James Baker about the Reagans. [From Houston, BAKER - talks the Reagan relationship: the love story, her role as his protector, her activity in his political campaigns & her role as protector of his legacy.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(SImi Valley: Miguel Almaguer) The tributes at the Reagan library in California upon Nancy's death featured; scenes shown from the Reagan ranch, the presidential library where she will be buried. [WELL-WISHER, Charlie WYNN - comment.] [R. REAGAN - thanks "my Nancy."]

(Studio: Lester Holt) The condolences from presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz & John Kasich quoted.

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Almaguer, Miguel

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