"Dutch had been brought up to tell the truth; but to him, facts had become flat little balloons that had to be blown up if they were to be seen and sufficiently appreciated. The Eureka Dramatic Club had been a bunch of college kids, but they were darned good, and Dutch puffed them up into a full professional company in which he'd had a stellar role. In radio... Dutch gave himself a raise, doubling his salary."
-- biographer Laurence Leamer on Ronald Reagan's first days in Hollywood

Events of June 23 in THE REAGAN YEARS:

1986:  Reagan reveals that his favorite TV show is FAMILY TIES.
1988:  George Bush, objecting to complaints that he's basing his entire campaign on the flag and the Pledge of Allegience, reminds reporters that he's also against weekend furloughs for first-degree murderers.