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August 10th, 2014
11:08 AM ET

Jim Brady life and legacy

A look at the legacy of fmr. press secretary Jim Brady, who was severely wounded in the assassination attempt on President Reagan.

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Remembering Howard Baker
Howard Baker, President Ronald Reagan and Ken Duberstein
June 26th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

Remembering Howard Baker

By CNN's Susan Garraty

He was a senator, majority leader, Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff, ambassador, and a Tennessee gentleman. Howard Baker died on Thursday at the age of 88. Ken Duberstein, initially Baker’s deputy while in the Reagan White House and ultimately Baker’s successor in the role of chief of staff, reflects on his mentor.

“Howard Baker restored the integrity and credibility to the Reagan White House following the Iran Contra crisis,” said Duberstein in a phone interview from his Washington, D.C. office.


December 16th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Presidents as Comforter-in-Chief

In the face of national tragedy, presidents put words to a collective grief. A look at presidents as comforter in chiefs.