Ronald Reagan's 1986 State of the Union address was the first one to be postponed as the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up shortly after lift-off on the day for which the speech was scheduled. Reagan realized it was more imperative to directly address the Challenger problem than to deliver the State of the Union. He gave a powerful speech from the Oval Office, and at that moment arguably became the healer-in-chief. Watch the entire 1986 State of the Union address here.
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