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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Dec. 16, 1981 when President Ronald Reagan signs Executive Order 12335, creating the National Commission on Social Security Reform.
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson.