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Podcast: Behind The Scenes Of First Lady Nancy Reagan’s White House

Sheila Tate was Nancy Reagan’s former press secretary and now the author of the book, “Lady In Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan.”



Sheila Tate served as press secretary to First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985. Tate joins Senior Writer Mary Katharine Ham on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour to share stories from her new book, “Lady In Read: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan.”

Tate gives a behind the scenes look at both of the famous and lesser known stories in the press at the time about Mrs. Reagan.

“She once said to me, ‘I’ve been the wife of a governor for eight years. This kind of scrutiny [in DC] is going to be about 10 times worse.” Tate said. “She said, ‘I was wrong. It’s a 1,000 times worse.”

She also describes the First Lady’s passion for the tough issue of teen drug abuse.

Listen to the full episode here: