Gary Coleman

Nancy Reagan's cameo on 'Diff'rent Strokes' for her 'Just Say No' movement

Nancy Reagan's cameo on 'Diff'rent Strokes' for her 'Just Say No' movement

When First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday, made a cameo on the popular NBC sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" in the '80s, it was a big deal.

Reagan appeared in "The Reporter," a Season 5 episode of the series about two young African American brothers from Harlem taken in by a rich white widower.

In the installment, which aired on March 19, 1983, younger brother Arnold (Gary Coleman) plays investigative journalist to verify rumors that drugs were being sold at his elementary school.

After meeting with one of the...

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