Below are a couple of shots from my tour at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with former Reagan speechwriter, Peggy Noonan. We'll be live from the library this morning celebrate what would be President Reagan's 100th birthday.
Below are more pics ahead of our special edition of Meet the Press honoring what would be the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. We will be live from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Our team is already at the Reagan Presidential library in California for our special program Sunday marking the former president's 100th birthday. Our setting is historic as the pictures below show. Our table for the "roundtable" will be the very one from the Situation Room of the White House during Reagan's time in office. Our focus will be on Reagan's legacy as it applies to the modern GOP and even this President. First Read had an interesting take on an under-examined aspect of the 40th President: his pragmatism. Peggy Noonan has a fresh perspective on the man she worked for in today's WSJ. She will join me Sunday as will our Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, former Secretary of State James Baker and former Assembly Speaker during Governor Reagan's time in office, Willie Brown.
For most of the program Sunday we will keep our focus on Egypt during these crucial days. Reagan led America out of the Cold War. Now President Obama is forced to help influence a new force gripping the Middle East. How will it end? I thought both Fareed Zakaria in Time and two Economist articles ("An end or a beginning?" and "When allies tumble") had great perspective and background in their coverage today. Also Robert Kagan and Shadi Hamid.
Sunday I will speak to Senator John Kerry about where things stand and what the administration is trying to accomplish. He's in sync with the White House. I'm also hopeful we will be able to speak to Mohammed El Baradei on the ground in Egypt. And James Baker, whom I mentioned above, will provide perspective.
It's a busy weekend for me back and forth to California. I should, however, mention I will be closely tracking the Caps (Tampa Bay tonight in a key game and the Pens on Sunday). And I give the advantage to Green Bay for the Superbowl.
Check out the pics below of our view from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California, as we prepare for this Sunday's show honoring what would be President Reagan's 100th birthday. The table we will be using is from the situation room of the White House during President Reagan's time in office.