Rick, Joel, and Nancy Reagan 🚀 302
👯 June 13, 2016
Tonight we’re going to have a fun panel discussion about Nancy Reagan and her interest in astrology, featuring an exclusive interview with Nancy Reagan and our friend Richard Lertzman. The paranormal has always been present in the White House. In addition, the wonderful Joel Martin joins us tonight to explain why.
Rick Lertzman’s latest books are Dr. Feelgood (Skyhorse, 2013), the biography of Dr. Max Jacobson and his influence on President and Jackie Kennedy and Richard Nixon and the War on Drugs, and The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney (Gallery, 2014), both of which were cowritten with Bill Birnes.
He and Bill are currently developing a list of titles about classic television and film stars and how their careers have influenced our culture today. Among the first titles out are the Life and Times of Peter Falk and the story of Robert Cummings, one of the most popular movie stars of the 1930s and ’40s and how his addiction to methamphetamine destroyed his life.
Please enjoy our past visits with Rick: (11.6.10) 🚀 (5.26.12) 🚀 (11.17.12) 🚀 (11.30.13) 🚀 (1.26.15) 🚀 (8.3.15)
Joel is the national bestselling author of We Don’t Die, and coauthor with Bill Birnes of Haunting of the Presidents, and Haunting of America. Their forthcoming title is Edison’s Last Invention: The Spirit Phone, out later this year from Skyhorse. Joel is one of our country’s foremost experts on the paranormal and the influence of the paranormal on American history.
His story of Abraham Lincoln’s seances at the White House and how they helped shape both the Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton presidencies have become popular memes about our popular presidents. Ironically, Joel’s story of how former first lady and now Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invoked the spirit of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most revealing aspects of her character.
Here are Joel’s earlier visits: (5.8.10) 🚀 (12.21.13) 🚀 (3.31.14) 🚀 (8.25.14) 🚀 (9.29.14) 🚀 (7.20.15)
Former first lady Nancy Reagan, appearing on tonight’s show on tape from 2006, tells the story of her relationship with astrologer Joan Quigley and how this presidential soothsayer helped save Ronald Reagan’s presidency by making sure that he traveled and held meetings on the most propitious days, according to his star chart. 🚀
Programming Note 🎹
As of June 23, 2016, I’ve still not been able to get the audio-tape transferral completed and packaged up for you to enjoy. But be patient … I’m working on it and will announce it on Future Theater when it’s finally available.