Aired June 23, 2004 – 21:00 ET on CNN on LARRY KING LIVE.
Here is an excerpt of the live broadcast:
KING: Do you ever think of running for office?
KING: You’ve got a pretty good name going in.
REAGAN: It seems to work for some people.
KING: Wouldn’t hurt you.
REAGAN: No, I’m not really cut out to be a politician. You know that I sometimes don’t know when to shut up. That could be a drawback.
I’m an atheist. So there you go right there. I can’t be elected to anything because polls all say that people won’t elect an atheist.
KING: Being raised in a political household, didn’t you ever have a tendency to want to hold back, to think, I can’t say this. What would he say? What would his party say?
REAGAN: No, not really. That never occurred to me. My father used to just say what he meant. If he felt something, felt it strongly, he’d go out and talk about it. I never got the feeling that there were different rules for him and the rest of us.