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President Reagan's Addresses to the Nation

addresstonationView the text of all President Reagan's addresses and other speeches in the Public Papers of the Presidents.

1981
February 5 - Address to the Nation on the Economy
July 27 - Address to the Nation on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation
September 24 - Address to the Nation on the Program for Economic Recovery
December 23 - Address to the Nation About Christmas and the Situation in Poland

1982
April 29 - Address to the Nation on the Fiscal Year 1983 Budget
August 16 - Address to the Nation on Federal Tax and Budget Reconciliation Legislation
September 1 - Address to the Nation on United States Policy for Peace in the Middle East
September 20 - Address to the Nation Announcing the Formation of a New Multinational Force [MNF] in Lebanon
October 13 - Address to the Nation on the Economy
November 22 - Address to the Nation on Strategic Arms Reduction and Nuclear Deterrence

1983
March 23 - Address to the Nation on Defense and National Security [includes announcement of SDI program]
September 5 - Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Civilian Airliner [Korean Air Line Flight 007]
October 27 - Address to the Nation on Lebanon and Grenada

1984
January 16 - Address to the Nation and Other Countries on United States-Soviet Union Relations
January 29 - Address to the Nation Announcing the Reagan-Bush Candidacies for Re-election [broadcast paid for by Reagan-Bush '84 campaign]
May 9 - Address to the Nation on United States Policy in Central America
July 4 - Address to the Nation on the Observance of Independence Day [pre-recorded]
November 5 - Address to the Nation on the Eve of the Presidential Election [pre-recorded; broadcast paid for by Reagan-Bush '84 campaign]

1985
April 24 - Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget and Deficit Reduction
May 28 - Address to the Nation on Tax Reform
November 14 - Address to the Nation on the upcoming Soviet-US Summit Meeting in Geneva

1986
January 28 - Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger
February 26 - Address to the Nation on National Security
March 16 - Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua
April 14 - Address to the Nation on the United States Air Strike Against Libya
June 24 - Address to the Nation on Aid to the Contras
July 4 - Address to the Nation on Independence Day [from Statue of Liberty celebration, New York City]
September 14 - Address to the Nation on the Campaign Against Drug Abuse [with Nancy Reagan]
October 13 - Address to the Nation on the Meetings with General Secretary Gorbachev in Iceland
November 2 - Address to the Nation on the Congressional and Gubernatorial Elections [pre-recorded]
November 13 - Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
December 2 - Address to the Nation on the Investigation of the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

1987
March 4 - Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
June 15 - Address to the Nation on the Venice Economic Summit, Arms Control, and the Deficit
August 12 - Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy and Administration goals
October 14 - Address to the Nation on the Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork
December 10 - Address to the Nation on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting [the Washington Summit]

1988
February 2 - Address to the Nation on Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance [carried live by CNN and CONUS Communications, but not by CBS, NBC, or ABC]

1989
January 11 - Farewell Address


Nationally Televised Speeches and Remarks by President Reagan

[excluding press conferences, and speeches not carried live in the US]

1981
January 20 - Inaugural Address
January 27 - Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for the Freed American Hostages [the hostages formerly held in Iran]
February 18 - Address to a Joint Session of Congress on the Program for Economic Recovery
April 28 - Address to a Joint Session of Congress on the Program for Economic Recovery
July 7 - Announcement of intent to nominate Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court (remarks to reporters, White House Briefing Room)
October 6 - Remarks announcing the death of President Sadat of Egypt
November 18 - Remarks to Members of the National Press Club on Arms Reduction and Nuclear Weapons
November 23 - Remarks to reporters announcing the veto of the continuing budget resolution for Fiscal Year 1982 appropriations

1982
January 26 - State of the Union Address
October 16 - Weekly Saturday radio address (on the economy), with television simulcast
October 23 - Weekly Saturday radio address (on economic and budget issues), with television simulcast
December 10 - Remarks at a Question-and-Answer Session with Reporters on Production of the MX Missile

1983
January 25 - State of the Union Address
April 27 - Address before a joint session of Congress on Central America
October 25 - Remarks on Grenada (with Prime Minister Charles of Dominica)
December 14 - Question-and-answer session with reporters

1984
January 25 - State of the Union Address
August 23 - Acceptance of the Republican nomination for President at the Republican National Convention, Dallas
October 7 - Presidential debate (with Walter Mondale), Louisville, KY
October 21 - Presidential debate (with Walter Mondale), Kansas City, MO
November 6 - Remarks at re-election celebration in Los Angeles

1985
January 21 - Inaugural Address
February 6 - State of the Union Address
June 30 - Remarks announcing the release of the hostages from TWA Flight 847
November 21 - Address to a joint session of Congress following the summit meeting in Geneva

1986
February 4 - State of the Union Address

1987
January 27 - State of the Union Address
December 8 - Address to the American and Soviet peoples on the Washington Summit

1988
January 25 - State of the Union Address
August 15 - Address to the Republican National Convention, New Orleans