Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 24, 1982

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.1
  • Gunning Fog
    6.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    3,659
  • Sentences
    86
  • Words
    881
  • Syllables
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  • Words Per Sentence
    881
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    400.25
  • Words Per Minute
    132.07
Note
00:00:00
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00:00:07
  [The following is a FirstDraft -- a machine-generated transcript by our AI, Margaret. She's good, but neither perfect nor human. There will likely be a handful of errors. Please check any quotes against the primary video source. Thank you.]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:07
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00:00:11
  Thank you very much. Thank you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Gunning Fog
    1.2
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    0.1
  • Sprache
    1.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    24
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    6
  • Syllables
    7
  • Words Per Sentence
    6
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.17
  • Seconds
    3.15
  • Words Per Minute
    114.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03
Ronald Reagan
00:00:17
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00:00:48
  Thank you very much. Having been told that this is a photo opportunity. I don't have anything to say. Well, first president's incoming and outgoing and one that stuck here. You. You know, speaking of photo opportunities. Up at the ranch. We had one one day and Helen Thomas started to ask a question and I said, Helen, I can't answer it's photo opportunity. She said, I wasn't talking to you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.4
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    7.5
  • ARI
    2.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    9
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    30.93
  • Words Per Minute
    137.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • one day
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Evan Thomas
    [Person]
  • Helen
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:48
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00:01:23
  I was asking your horse. But you don't know how happy we are to see all of you here tonight. Because while you're here, you can't be listening to any of those unnamed, authoritative sources in the White House. But since this administration is determined to be open and aboveboard, I want you to know that we are installing a tape system in the Oval Office. Adhesive tape right across the mouth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • SMOG
    10.0
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    35.4
  • Words Per Minute
    122.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Hobbies & Leisure
  • Pets & Animals/Pets/Horses

    Entities

  • the Oval Office
    [Infrastructure]
  • the White House
    [Infrastructure]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:29
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00:02:02
  I thought of that one day when Sam Donaldson was asking me a question. I mean, you know, speaking of questions, on the way in here tonight, someone handed me one. What is the White House doing to lessen the threat of being caught in a nuclear holocaust? Well, I can assure you we've thought of that. We're putting in smoke alarms. And these. These 15 months have been something of a learning experience.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.0
  • Gunning Fog
    6.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    8.6
  • ARI
    3.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    33.17
  • Words Per Minute
    133.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • one day
    [Date]
  • These 15 months
    [Date]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
  • Sam Donaldson
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:05
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00:02:51
  We're not on camera, are we? No. All right. I learned that if at first you don't succeed, you get a hell of a lot of advice. And also, I learned that if you're arguing with someone stupid, just make sure he isn't doing the same thing. But I've also learned how important poise is in Washington. Poise that's looking like an owl when you behave like a jackass. You have also learned that influence is what you think you have until you try to use it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.3
  • Gunning Fog
    6.2
  • Coleman Liau
    7.5
  • SMOG
    7.8
  • ARI
    2.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.24
  • Seconds
    46.38
  • Words Per Minute
    112.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:53
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00:03:37
  Incidentally, did you see our old friend Lynn Nofziger on 60 Minutes the other night? You know, they said that he was now an influence peddler. That's ridiculous. Lynn just dresses like a peddler. But I know that we see so little of each other that you're probably curious about what's going on. Well. Jim, what has just declared that the Grand Canyon is not a natural wonder. It's something we inherited from the Democrats, a result of one of their land erosion programs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    371
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    44.04
  • Words Per Minute
    114.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.39
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Grand Canyon
    [Location]
  • Democrats
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Jim
    [Person]
  • Lynn
    [Person]
  • Lynn Nofziger
    [Person]
  • 60 Minutes
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:40
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00:04:03
  Now. Hey. I'm delighted to see him here tonight because he's really been working hard. It's an 18 hour flight from London to Buenos Aires and 18 hours back. And then it's quite a flight across the Atlantic here. And he's been going back and forth on that route for quite some time. And finally, he got back here at Andrews Air Force Base just the other night, and the jetlag and all of that had gotten to him.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.2
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.5
  • SMOG
    8.1
  • ARI
    2.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.22
  • Seconds
    22.95
  • Words Per Minute
    206.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Aires
    [Country, City, State]
  • Buenos
    [Country, City, State]
  • London
    [Country, City, State]
  • Andrews Air Force Base
    [Infrastructure]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • 18 hour
    [Time]
  • 18 hours
    [Time]
  • the other night
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:04
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00:04:43
  He got off the plane, shook hands with his wife and kissed Bill Clark. And then, of course, one of the things that the White House says, the dramatic drop in inflation. I cannot tell a lie. We did it with our little meat cleaver. But if you don't laugh better than that, I'll break a dish. You know, though, how impressive that is and what it really means that dropping inflation, the food on your plate tonight only cost 89 and three quarters cents.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    4.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.4
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.4
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.2
  • Seconds
    39.24
  • Words Per Minute
    129.97

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 89
    [Date]
  • three quarters cents
    [Money]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
  • Bill Clark
    [Person]
  • I'll
    [Product]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:48
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00:05:22
  That's not true. I just said that to see how many of you rushed to the kitchen to check me out on the figure. My daughter is running for office in California. Some of the people have said that her name will be a handicap. And I don't see why. I think Maureen is a pretty name, so almost as Irish as Tip O'Neill. And I hope that Leonid Brezhnev can come to New York in June. I want him to see our free press in action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.6
  • Gunning Fog
    4.8
  • Coleman Liau
    5.8
  • SMOG
    6.8
  • ARI
    1.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    319
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.26
  • Seconds
    34.53
  • Words Per Minute
    151.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • June
    [Date]
  • Irish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Leonid Brezhnev
    [Person]
  • Maureen
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:23
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00:05:53
  I want him to see the contrast between a free press and the controlled press. That's the only thing he knows. They can't be critics critical. They can't criticize him. They can't take pot shots right inside, insulting stories about him when he takes a day off to go swimming. You know, on the other hand, there's something to be said for a controlled press. No, I don't mean that.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.3
  • Gunning Fog
    6.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    7.6
  • ARI
    3.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.27
  • Seconds
    30.09
  • Words Per Minute
    139.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
Ronald Reagan
00:05:54
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00:06:25
  You keep on seeking the truth, and I'll keep on telling it, even though you don't often recognize it when you hear it. But seriously, a free press. Whatever its occasional abuses or excesses, is essential in the pursuit of truth and the preservation of freedom. And the White House press corps is part of the family. Like family members. You're aggravating at times, but you're never unloved.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    5.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    31.33
  • Words Per Minute
    130.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • White House
    [Organization]
  • I'll
    [Product]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:26
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00:07:08
  And. Would you join me in a toast to that family that I just mentioned and to the people of this blessed new. Land of ours. But we're also privileged to serve. Thank you very much for letting us attend. We were ready to call on a telephone if you wouldn't let us in. But thank you. Who?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    1.9
  • Gunning Fog
    5.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.4
  • SMOG
    6.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.7
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.7
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    219
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    77
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.24
  • Seconds
    41.1
  • Words Per Minute
    84.67

    Entities

  • we're
    [Organization]