For those near a TV set around 3:45 Eastern (about one hour from this post time), I’m scheduled for a short CNN segment to comment on the CNN documentary on the 1980s airing this evening at 9 pm Eastern and Pacific time. Tonight’s segment is about the Reagan Revolution, and CNN taped me for two hours last fall for this installment. I haven’t seen the segment, so I’m not sure just how I’ll comment about it an hour from now, but I imagine that I must turn up a fair bit if they want me for a preview segment during the news day today. Maybe we’ll have a clue about how this will turn out from the questions I get asked.
UPDATE: So I got pushed back and squeezed down a lot by a live shot of Obama in Chicago, and then the set up was, “Tonight we’ll look at the downside of Reaganomics.” Well, I think we know where this is going. In my 90 second segment I at least managed to five a defense of tight monetary policy in the early 1980s to break inflation, and how the economy roared quickly back with real growth rates more than twice what we’ve experienced under Obama. We’ll have to see how it turns out.