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Reagans / Astrology #562499

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House reported confirming report that President and Nancy Reagan consult astrologers. Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - downplays astrology connection in planning official events and policy.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted with regard to Nancy Reagan's interest in astrology. White House officials quoted with regard to exs. of Nancy Reagan's astrological decisions affecting husband's schedule. [Astrologer Joyce JILLSON -comments on Reagan's sign.] Reagan's midnight inauguration in 1967 as California's governor noted based upon astrological consultation. Reagan noted calling astrologer Carroll Righter close friend in autobiography. [Christian fundamentalist Landa COPE - describes Reagans' use of astrology.] [Representative James TRAFICANT - ridicules use of astrology.] Reagans reported angry that ex-chief of staff Don. Regan released information in book; Ex-White House press secretary Larry Speakes' claims that he fabricated president quotes mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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