The University of Chicago Magazine Feb 1995
Return to "Upstaging Authority"
2. Smooth operator:
The beloved speaker deftly uses jokes and flattery to get his points across.
3. Shattering moment:
Reagan flinches as the crystal eagle is smashed to bits.
4. "Excuse me, Mr. President":
Frustrated activist Rick Springer briefly usurps the lectern.
5. Forced entry:
Failing to gain attention for his cause in other forums, Springer sends a "wake-up" call to the media.
6. Bum's rush:
A burly team of Secret Service agents expels Springer from the stage.
7. Back in the saddle:
Reagan coolly resumes command-but Springer would find other venues for his views.
Video courtesy of the National Association of Broadcasters