P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/51    7/7   LE        @   dz% RONALD REAGAN - A P OFILE Since winning the California Ggvdrnorship, Re!f—n (—b tried three pimes for the Republican Presidential nominatIon - @n 1968, 1976 and this 9dar. His 1976 run —f—hnst former President Gerald Ford bittdrly davaded the party and was a factor in Mr Ford's eventual defeat by Jimmy Cartfr. Reagan's rhetoric is firmly on the right - but his aides insist that he is a practical politician: "He is as ideological as he can afford to be."
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/10    3/7   LU          RONALD REAGAN - A PROFILE A standard Reagan line from his campaign thus far, with Americans worried about the country's declining world image, is: "It's time we told the rdst of the world we don't care whether they like us or not. We want to be respectdd." He paints a picture of the SovEet Union as an aggressave country which cannot be trustfd. He has gone so far as to call detdnte "an illusion" - which sums up his attitude to compromise and diplomacy!
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:01/10    4/7      B       RONALD RE GAN A P OFILE R liberal Democrat. In his early xdars, he had the habit of supporting so E—ny liberal causEs, in fact, that many people labelled —im as a Co-ltnist! @btfr graduating from college, Mr Reagan became a sports broadcaster in Iowa - and moved on from there to Hollywood with the idea of Bdcoming Robert —ylor".  More in a momen—....
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/50    5'7           @   RONALD REAGAN A P OFILE Actually, Reagan never maF—fdd to set the film world alight. He had stdady work, plAxhng sturdy westfrn heroes, but his only film which won much critical acclaim was "Knute Rockne - All-American" in which —e pl—xdd a dying football player. His first political involvement was as President - of the Scrden Actors' Guild during the ttb—tldnt CoMltnast witch- hunts of thd 1950's.  More in a moment...
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:20/20    6/7    @    nb5       —z$ RONALD R@AGAN - A PROFILE From thd Scrfen Actors' Guild, Reagan made the considerable jump into d—e job as thd Governor of California. His rdcord in that office was a moderatf one. He is creditdd with reforming the state's welfare systfm, and, ironically, in getting one of the PS's most liberal abortion laws 0—rrdd. Now, hf is firmly against abortion, and claims he was wrong ever to have signed phat bill.  More in a moment....
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:14/32    2/7             RONALD REAGAN - A PROFILE In many ways, Ronald Reagan h—s talked himself into the Republican nomination. He offers a vision of a new America. An America that will become "a shining city on a hill" - rfjuvenated and at the peak of its power. Experts say he has the happy knack of expressing the hopes - and fears - of the man-in-the-street. Simplistic it may be, effective it certainly is, in tfrms of his Presidential aspirations.
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/09    1/7       >—5       RONALD REAGAN - A PROFILE To many Americans, Ronald Reagan is still pursuing his career as an actor. He is "Mr Nice Guy" - one of the good guys who will come along, clean up the ol' town and put the baddies to flight. He upholds the traditionally nostalgic American values the family, hard work Now, long aftdr he stopped acting, Mr Reagan has dhe chance to win thd best role of his life - that of the leader of thd most powerful nation in the west