In Her Own Words: Inside the Reagan Marriage

ABC's Barbara Walters remembers interviews shared with the Reagans.
2:15 | 03/07/16

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Barbara Walters is here with us tonight but were always great to have you packaging. You spoke with Nancy Reagan in her final year of what was her condition in these last few months she was physically fragile. We're tired think you have to be in a wheelchair but her mind was perfectly sound. You've interviewed both President Reagan and the First Lady multiple times but you ask them about their marriage and a what is sure everyone at home. What they said was the secret. Of enduring marriage. How do you keep the romance. And I'm. I think it used to be that one have you thought that. It had to be everything we had to be your way to move. Or 5050. And isn't always 5050. What is sometimes does not intend. And you have to be willing to get the 94 he has to be willing to give the Nike. Angst but it's something allotted to him. Clark Gable had a line once that. That was very eloquent. There's nothing. Oh wonderful for a man. Into approaches own doorstep. Knowing that someone in the other side of the door. He's listening for the sound of his footsteps. Heard Nancy Reagan there say it's not always 5050 and you were saying hardly. I think it was 7030. And then she just adored him there are other good marriages got a good marriages but she would listen to speeches but that. Clothing face. Anything he did was fine with him. She also was politically helpful she advised him she corrected him she was very much a force of us in just. An attractive woman in the White House she followed his gut and her got in the White House that you were telling me Barbara she was a fierce protector of President Reagan went up until the very end. Towards the end. I didn't interview with both of them. And you could tell that he was losing it she answered the questions she prompted him she was very much a force for him. And how will you remember of artwork. I just remember her elegance and her. And that style that she had. The first lady's word it won't find. I'm not criticizing but she had a certain style that still reflected in the White House Barbara Walters with us here tonight Barbara thank you.

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