well, and you know for ronald reagan the both of them turned out to be very historical moments first of all in terms of the weather still i think to this day ronald reagan's to inaugurers were the on the record for the weather the warmest and 1981 at 55 degrees as i recall and then and then also in 1985, it was minus seven degrees and i think it was a wind chill of minus 25 and so we canceled the parade and took the inauguration inside in both of those cases. it was the first president that was inaugurated on the west front of the capitol in 1981. that was basically done more as it cost savings by the congress the congressional inaugural committee that anything else because they didn't have to build basically, you know a large amphitheater because they took advantage of the terraces existed at the time same way in 1985 it all so had a advantage that it was the fifth time that a president was inaugurated actually on a sunday. so we had two ceremonies and i think chris this also happened with president obama on the second time that he had this historical thing of happening on a sunday.
she talks about the former first ladies role as political advisor to ronald reagan and about the causes she took up including the fight against drugs and aids. that's 9pm eastern sunday here on american history tv on c-span 3 over 1 million african-american served in the armed forces during world war ii up next washington post writer deneen brown and education consultant lynn williams discussed the challenges they faced they argue that while fighting fascism overseas these soldiers also had to battle racism at home. this event was hosted by the us holocaust memorial museum, and they provided the video. good morning, and welcome to the museum's facebook live series. i'm your host historian, edna friedberg. in each episode we explore a different aspect of holocaust history and its connections to its influence on it's relevance to our world today. here
and in the vision of a new future past petrochemicals or as what happens in 1980 when ronald reagan takes office. he takes off the the panels right off the white house and says, let's continue as we were there's nothing wrong with america. there's only bad people thinking bad things drill more for oil and dig more coal. so is this then at this moment do we the emergence of the theater of politics where visions of american life have become to supplant actual american life where people live more in the imagination of what america could be versus the reality of america. so we'll leave you with those thoughts and we'll finish there. we have some questions perhaps that we want to have about our talk. yeah, i was going to talk a little bit about soft energy technologies that and missed opportunities from the 70s the fact that electric cars were studied for a time in the 1970s in a big way synthetic fuels were developed in the 1970s, but we never thought long-term and so our crises of the 70s kept coming back to us in other ways in other times forward to this day. yeah. so you guys have some que
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