Kresta in the Afternoon – October 23, 2009 – Hour 1

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    Topic One – Kresta Comments

    Topic Two – Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

    As late as Election Day, headlines across the county blared that the race was “too close to call.” Even on the verge of his historic triumph in the 1980 presidential election, political observers continued to underestimate Ronald Wilson Reagan. In Rendezvous with Destiny, the long-awaited follow-up to his widely praised account of Reagan’s insurgent campaign that nearly wrested the 1976 Republican nomination from President Gerald Ford, Craig Shirley tells the incredible behind-the-scenes story of Reagan’s improbable run to the White House in 1980—of how the “too close to call” election became a landslide victory over incumbent Jimmy Carter and independent candidate John Anderson. And this, Shirley shows, was no ordinary election. It dramatically altered the course of American—and world—history. Reagan’s victory gave rise to a new generation of conservatism, ended liberalism’s half-century reign of dominance, reversed the second-worst economic crisis in American history, and led to participation with Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II in the demise of the mighty Soviet Union.

    Topic Three – Reconnect: When Your Kids Are Connected To Everything But You!

    Cell phones, laptops, Facebook, Myspace, IPods, YouTube, texting, instant message, and more. Kids today are growing up in a very different world than that baby boomers did. What happens when your kids are connected to everything but you? Al Menconi has some advice.

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