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Vintage Ronald Reagan Satellite Feed

If you know me personally, you know I loves me the raw satellite feeds. So imagine my delight when I stumbled across this vintage satellite feed of Ronald Reagan from January 20, 1985, the night of Super Bowl XIX.

The San Francisco 49ers had just defeated the Miami Dolphins, and then-President Reagan was set to deliver a congratulatory post game call to 49ers coach Bill Walsh, live via satellite from the White House as part of ABC's post-game coverage.

In this nine minute feed, we see the President as he prepares for (and ultimately delivers) his message to the coach.

As you might expect, Reagan is clearly at ease in the front of the camera, although he seems surprised that he won't actually be holding a telephone as he delivers his message, saying, "I thought I'd at least be pretending I was phoning."


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