Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

>> IF YOU SEEK LIBERALIZATION, COME HERE TO THIS GATE MR

GORBACHEV, OPEN THIS GATE MR GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! (CHEERS) >> WHO CAN FORGET THAT PRESIDENT REAGAN SPEAKING THOSE FAMOUS WORDS AT BRANDONBERG GATE TWO YEARS BEFORE THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL TODAY MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE THAT BARRIER CAME DOWN AND FREEDOM WAS FINALLY LET IN

RIGHT NOW ON THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN, YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE CEREMONY THAT'S HAPPENING UNDERWAY IN BERLIN THE CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL AND OTHERS WERE THERE, AND AS WELL AS THE SECRETARY OF STATE FROM THE UNITED STATES I'M JOINED BY A FORMER ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT REAGAN, "THE PRESIDENT WILL SEE YOU NOW, STORIES AND LESSONS", PEGGY, THANK YOU FOR COMING IN >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW SHOW ED: APPRECIATE IT

BOTTOM LINE FROM ME, WHEN YOU HEAR THOSE WORDS FROM PRESIDENT REAGAN, IT PUTS CHILLS THROUGH YOU, WHAT HE SAID TO GORBACHEV >> IT DOES FOR HIM IT WAS A CULMINATION OF FIGHTING FROM COMMUNISM BACK WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RED SCARE IN HOLLYWOOD WE REMEMBER THE WORDS AT THE BERLIN WALL PRIOR TO THAT HE WAS CALLING SOVIET UNION AN EVIL EMPIRE, DESTINED FOR THE ASH HEAP OF HISTORY

WHILE IT MADE MANY PEOPLE NERVOUS, THEY WERE INSTEAD CALLING THE SOVIET SYSTEM A GIANT MISUNDERSTANDING HE BELIEVED IT WAS THE FOUNDATION BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL AND RIGHT AND WRONG AND AREN'T WE GLAD HE BOLDLY PROCLAIMED THOSE WORDS AT THAT GATE THAT DAY ED: WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR BOOK, LESSONS LEARNED FROM PRESIDENT REAGAN, YOU LEARNED UPCLOSE WORKING FOR HIM, WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT 30 YEARS LATER? >> WELL, HE ALWAYS SAID THAT FREEDOM IS NEVER MORE THAN ONE GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION IT'S NOT HANDED TO OUR CHILDREN IN A BLOODSTREAM, BUT IT MUST BE FOUGHT FOR AND DEFENDED AND PROTECTED BY EVERY GENERATION SO I THINK TODAY HE WOULD CELEBRATE THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT, BUT ALSO WOULD BE MINDFUL TO REMIND US THAT IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO BE DILIGENT ABOUT

WE KNOW THAT THE WORLD IS A DANGEROUS PLACE HE BELIEVED IN PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH THAT WAS MILITARILY, IT WAS ALSO ECONOMICALLY AND HE ALSO BELIEVED IN STRENGTH OF MESSAGING, WHICH HE SHOWED TIME AND TIME AGAIN HE ALSO BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF OPTIMISM

HE BELIEVED THAT IT WAS A COLD WAR THAT COULD BE WON AND HE WAS HOPING TO WIN IT WITHOUT FIRING A SINGLE SHOT AND HE DID >> YEAH, AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT NOW, WITH THE THREATS WE STILL HAVE FROM NORTH KOREA TO IRAN WHICH WE WERE REPORTING ON WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD BE THINKING OF IF HE WOULD SURVEY THE GLOBAL STAGE RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, HE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN FACE-TO-FACE DIPLOMACY SO HE BELIEVED IT WAS VITAL TO GET FACE-TO-FACE WITH THESE LEADERS AND BELIEVED THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULDN'T BE SOLVED IF TWO PEOPLE SAT ACROSS THE TABLE WITH EACH OTHER EVEN THOUGH HE BELIEVED THE COLD WAR WOULD BE WON, I THINK HE WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW QUICKLY IT WAS WON

IT WAS LONG AND HARD FOUGHT AND HE TRIED TO REACH OUT TO BREZHNEV, AND ANDROPOV WHO ALL DIED IN OFFICE AND HOW THE WARM FIRE IN GENEVA THAT WOULD THAW ED: AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A DOCTRINE AND AN ELECTION COMING UP, BUT WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FROM THE REAGAN DOCTRINE THAT YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR THIS PRESIDENT? >> REAGAN THE STRATEGY, WE WIN, THEY LOSE, BUT HE SURROUNDED WITH HIMSELF WITH STRENGTH IN ALLIES AS WELL LOOKED TO MARGARET THATCHER AND POPE JOHN PALL II ALLIES IN PUTTING PRESSURE ON COMMUNISM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HE LOOKED TO PEOPLE, PEOPLE ONCE THEY GOT A TASTE OF FREEDOM THEY COULDN'T HELP, BUT WANT MORE AND THAT'S THE REAL LESSEN HE KNEW CAPITALISM AND COMMUNISM COULDN'T CO-EXIST SIDE BY SIDE

SO ULTIMATELY CAPITALISM AND FREEDOM HAD TO PREVAIL

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