ABC’s Sawyer Notes Birthday Display of Reagan’s ‘Evil Empire’ Speech in National Archives
Uniquely among the broadcast network evening newscasts, ABC’s World News on Wednesday informed viewers of display items for the National Archives planned for next month’s commemoration of President Reagan’s 100 th birthday. Anchor Diane Sawyer recounted that Reagan had made "handwritten changes" to his 1983 speech in which he called the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire." Sawyer:
And rarely seen reminders of Ronald Reagan and the Cold War are going on display in Washington to mark President Reagan’s 100 th birthday next month. The National Archives showing his handwritten changes to the famous 1983 speech branding the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire." And also on exhibit, letters and a bronze statue of the Kremlin sent by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.