R. W. Apple, Jr. — American Journalist born on November 20, 1934,

Raymond Walter Apple, Jr., known to all as "Johnny," but bylined as R.W. Apple Jr, was an associate editor at The New York Times, where he wrote on a variety of subjects, most notably politics, travel, and food... (wikipedia)

Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it.
The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous.
Maimed but still magnificent... Europe's mightiest medieval cathedral.
Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about.