Michael Reagan to Speak on Latest Book Nov. 29 at Southeast


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Michael Reagan, the eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 13, 2007 — Michael Reagan, the eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Academic Hall Auditorium at Southeast Missouri State University.

Reagan is scheduled to speak on his latest book, Twice Adopted. The event is free and open to the public.

Reagan is heard daily by more than five million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.” The show airs on more than 200 stations in the United States and worldwide at www.radioamerica.com. His show has turned conventional radio wisdom upside-down, earning stellar ratings by concentrating on substantive national issues, with a healthy dose of Reagan’s biting humor, wit and warmth.

He has authored many successful books including his best-selling autobiography, On the Outside Looking In and The Common Sense of An Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan.  His latest book which he will be speaking on, Twice Adopted, is based on his personal story.

“We are thrilled Mr. Reagan has accepted our invitation to speak on campus,” said Lucas Presson, president of the Southeast Missouri State University College Republicans. “This will be a wonderful evening of inspiration, bringing the University, church community, and the entire regional community together.  Mr. Reagan’s story of tragedy and triumph is sure to be an inspiration to everyone.”

Reagan’s radio career began with an appearance as a guest host on Michael Jackson’s program from KABC in Los Angeles. He was then host of a top-rated local radio program on San Diego’s KSDO before launching his national program in 1992.  Prior to launching the national program, Reagan set world records in power-boat racing. His racing raised more than $1.5 million for charities like the U.S. Olympic Team, Cystic Fibrosis and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundations, and the Statue of Liberty Restoration Fund. His efforts were recognized when he became a recipient of the “Victor Award” for outstanding sports and humanitarian achievement.

Reagan also serves on the board for The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation. He and his wife, Colleen, have two children and reside in Sherman Oaks, Calif.