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that happened earlier in the day. Unlike a normal eulogy, aimed toward the family and friends, this speech was aimed toward the entire nation including all the children who watched the event live on television at school. Across different age groups, an estimated 25-48% of school aged children watched the launch; and by the end of the day, 95% of the nation had seen the live coverage of the explosion (Wright, Kunkel, Pinon, & Huston, 1989). Ronald Reagan uses ethos as being a well-respected President whom addresses the nationduring a time of great emotion and sadness. Furthermore, President uses pathos by using phrases
such as “Nancy and I”, “We”, and “Together as a nation” to make the speech feel more personal and showing the public that even someone holding the highest office of the nation, he is still affected by this accident. Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle challenger. We know we share this pain with all ofthe people of our country. This is truly a national loss” (Americanrhetoric.com).A good speech is a fitting response to the situation and resolves the exigence. During Ronald Reagan’s address to the nation, he could never completely extinguish the grief of those

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