- Reporter's Notebook: Reagan Biographer on Recall, Arnold for Governor
The presence of Arnold Schwarzenegger has brought international attention to California-s recall campaign. Schwarzenegger is just one in a line of actors-turned- candidates, the most notable being Ronald Reagan. Lou Cannon covered that campaign and went on to become White House correspondent for the Washington Post during Reagan-s presidency. Cannon has just published Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power.
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