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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:46 PM

"Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to an Oscar audience by radio in 1941. "

Notes on People; Reagan, on Tape, Will Greet Oscars Audience

Published: March 12, 1981

In his years as a Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan never won an Academy Award nomination. But now that Mr. Reagan has moved on to another profession, he's been invited to appear on the Academy Awards program on March 30.

The President will remain in the White House and tape a brief greeting to the audience at the Oscar ceremonies, and his words will be televised early in the awards show.

''President Reagan was once a member of our industry and it seemed fitting for him to join us,'' said Norman Jewison, producer of this year's show.

He will not be the first President to make such an address. Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to an Oscar audience by radio in 1941.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/12/nyregion/notes-on-people-reagan-on-tape-will-greet-oscars-audience.html

How "un-American."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:50 PM

1. Frank Bozell would agree, as well as

A few leaders of the revanchist right that emerge in the 1950s...they saw that as a symbol of the new deal and un american.



Reading a lovely book on that history...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:54 PM

2. The constant RW. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. The talking points have been repeated for fifty + years

Orwell had it tight. They have gone "mainstream"

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:55 PM

4. FDR: "Gross" and "un-American" n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:36 PM

5. I just posted this on another thread that

mentioned somebody called Michelle "Un-American".. that she was in good company with FDR.

Talk about "jump the shark".

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:37 PM

6. Franklin and Eleanor's son James presented Best Picture in 1939 as well

The Oscar went to 'You Can't Take It With You'.

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