November 24, 1988 |
Lame-duck first son Michael Reagan is involved in a catfight with the producer of his syndicated TV talk show over $20,000 he says the producer owes him in back pay and benefits. Ralph Andrews, head of the firm bearing his name, which hired Reagan to host Lingo for 20 weeks, said Reagan was probably right about the money but added the show was in "great financial difficulty. " Then he called Reagan an "ingrate," noting, "no one else would give him a chance in this town (Los Angeles)
January 27, 1994 |
I was driving home in the rain late one afternoon recently, looking for a weather report on the radio to tell me it was going to stop - I think it's part of the local humor here in Washington, weather reports saying it's going to stop - when I happened to land on a station where a man named Michael Reagan was telling a joke. Mr. Reagan, you may remember, is the adopted son of the ex-president, a black sheep of sorts who complained bitterly during the Reagan years of being estranged from his parents.
March 29, 1988 |
At the publicity office, they said Michael Reagan was running late. Well, it was no surprise. He has been on the cover of People, hit a couple of the talk shows and has who knows how many other interviews scheduled before setting off on a four-week national publicity tour for his new book, with Joe Hyams, "On the Outside Looking In" (Zebra, $17.95). Reagan, son of the Great Communicator himself, is a one-man media blitz for his new book, which hit the bookstores last week. Eventually, he came barreling in, trailing a curious kind of entourage - two serious-looking men in dark suits who neither spoke nor smiled in greeting.
September 30, 2007 |
A 19-year-old Sharon Hill volunteer firefighter died yesterday of injuries he suffered Wednesday when part of a building collapsed and pinned him. Michael Reagan, of Ridley Township, had been on life support at Crozer-Chester Medical Center since taking a turn for the worse on Friday, hospital spokesman Grant Gegwich said. Reagan's parents were by his side when he died. "Mike was an outstanding member of the Sharon Hill and Holmes Fire Companies," Fire Chief Bill Benecke wrote in a statement.
April 5, 1988 |
Young Ron Reagan is making quite a name for himself as a dancer/actor- turned TV personality. But his dad, the president, also has another son - adopted when screen star Ronald Reagan was married to Jane Wyman. His name is Michael Reagan, and he has written a book called, "Michael Reagan: On the Outside Looking In. " He talks with Diane Raymond at 12:20 this afternoon on WWDB (FM/96.5). Then, at 3 p.m., he visits WHYY (FM/91) and host Marty Moss- Coane to discuss his life as the president's son, and how he is coming to terms with his adoption.
October 27, 2003 |
SEMI-NAKED butt bouncer Beyonce would like to clarify her position on the Madonna-Britney smooch. In the Oct. 15 London Sun, Beyonce said her relationship with God would prohibit her from engaging in any girl-on-girl action (this is not to be confused with her relationship with rapper Jay-Z, which might encourage such a move). "I have standards," she said. "There are things I will not do. " Well, there may be things Beyonce will not do (and if so, we want a list), but the singer says, in this case, the Sun misquoted her. "I have never judged anyone based on his or her sexual orientation," she said.
January 26, 1989 |
On second thought, Michael Reagan wishes he'd made a kinder, gentler phone call. The son of Ronald Reagan acknowledges that he left a profanity-laced threatening message on the answering machine of a photographer who is suing him for copyright infringement over the use of two photos in Michael Reagan's 1988 memoir, On the Outside Looking In. Now photographer Roger Sandler has filed a complaint against Michael Reagan over the Jan. 15 phone...
March 15, 1988 |
President and Nancy Reagan yesterday gave a cautiously positive review to Michael Reagan's new book, On the Outside Looking In, which they read last weekend. A spokeswoman for Nancy Reagan said the first couple called their adopted son Sunday night and had a "very pleasant" talk about the book. "They said they hoped it would help other young boys who went through what he went through," said the spokeswoman, alluding to Michael Reagan's disclosure that a camp counselor had sexually molested him as a child.
July 25, 1997 |
Congressional Republicans appear to be playing a summer-stock repertoire of farce. Last week, what passes for the House "leadership" revealed its appalling weakness when a group of high-ranking members could not even engineer a coup in their own party. We already know the difficulty some Republican House members have had locating their spines in order to stand up to Democrats, especially President Clinton. Now these supposed "revolutionaries" have morphed into Keystone Kops. Following last year's government shutdown, which Clinton successfully blamed on Republicans, the GOP seemed to lose not only all sense of direction but also any sense of purpose.
June 12, 2004 |
Ronald Wilson Reagan went to his final rest on a California hilltop yesterday, in a cinematic finish to a life that took him from a small town in the Midwest to the glamour of Hollywood to the role of a lifetime as the nation's 40th president. The sunset burial service at Reagan's presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif., closed the curtain on six days of remembrance and patriotic ritual for a larger-than-life figure whose influence was felt around the globe. After maintaining her composure in public all week, Nancy Reagan dissolved into tears after receiving the carefully folded flag that had encased her husband's casket.