Ronald Reagan contrasts his 'Creative Society' to Johnsons 'Great Society'
Reagan opens with jokes about his acting career. After first acknowledging and arguing against his label as an extremist, Reagan argues for a smaller, better government in which spending and bureaucracy are both reduced while local control is increased. Reagan contrasts his 'Creative Society' to Johnsons 'Great Society.' He goes on to attack Governor Edmund B. 'Pat' Browns programs and policies. He answers questions about Watts, braceros, Berkeley and the Vietnam War, race and the Republican Party, factions within the Republican Party, Civil Rights, voting, the John Birch Society, pay television, a possible run for the presidency in 1968, and criminal law.