Ronald Reagan was born 101 years ago yesterday, so let’s celebrate the great man with some videos.
But since I’ve already shared a video highlighting Reagan’s deep understanding of both economics and history, let’s watch a few clips showing his sense of humor.
We’ll start with a look at his use of humor while President.
And if you still haven’t gotten enough Reagan, you can look at several policy-related videos at this link, including Reagan’s famous Goldwater speech in 1964, the “tear down this wall” speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and the two most memorable lines from his debates with Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale.
And if we go back further in time, here are three videos of him participating in Dean Martin roasts.
We’ll start with the show where he was roasted. Here’s his response.
And here he is on the other side, doing roasts of Frank Sinatra and George Burns.
Last but not least, here’s Reagan on the Sonny and Cher Show.