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Ronald Reagan: In His Own Words

Listen to audio clips from some of the 40th president's best-known speeches

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, had a remarkable ability to connect with people. Although he was nicknamed the Great Communicator, Reagan downplayed his skills, crediting the effectiveness of his messages to their content. Debate over Reagan's policies and actions will live on — and so will the memorable words he chose to explain them. The audio clips below revive some of the late president's best-known phrases.


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