Does anyone else think this whole Reagan media-hyped death trip was blown all out of proportion? At the age of seven (yes I was a late starter), our family acquired its first TV just prior to November 1963. The images from then are still with me over forty years later. Now there was a funeral! Rather not listen to Dan Rather anymore. He was there for JFK’s death and put himself out there again for RR also. Do us all a favor and especially yourself, Dan. Retire! Don’t recall LBJ’s passing as a time of great mourning or re-hashing of his legacy. Nixon certainly wasn’t remembered in fondness either. Either tricky-dick or LBJ alone had more impact (mostly negative) on American life and could certainly stand far above Ronnie ray-gun’s reputation as, well, just what was his reputation? I can’t recall anything he accomplished. Oh yeah, he was the GREAT communicator. Right. If I want a great communicator, I’ll just watch old Star Trek reruns.
Beam me up and outta here someone!