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so far i've been doing that. denver broncos announced the old sheriff, the gun slinger that is peyton manning informed the team of his decision to retire. the five time mvp is one of only two quarterbacks to beat every team in the nfl. the other was brett farve. manning is the only quarterback to win two super bowls with two teams and the most touchdown passes, 539 and most passing yardage, just to name a few of his records. we caught him playing the panthers, unfortunately a loss for carolina, but you get to see a legend along the way. >> no surprise he's going out on top. good weather week ahead. >> the only thing, a rough allergy week. not a lot of rain. warm air will be building up that tree pollen, especially maple and juniper. temperatures near 80 degrees the next five days.
the former first lady, passing away at her home. for president ronald reagan, she was his best supporter. redefining the role of the first lady. her legacy as a powerful force behind the white house. tonight, our team on a first lady who will be remembered. a special edition of "world news tonight" begins now. >> good evening. great to be with you on a sunday night. we begin with a nation remembering a first lady, nancy reagan. dying today in california. she will have a lasting legacy,
even during press conferences, known to help her husband with his words. in her later words, after the death of her husband, saying her last good-bye before he was laid to rest. california governor jerry brown ordering flags at half-staff. we begin with matt gutman at the reagan presidential library in california. >> reporter: nancy reagan died, morning. a family spokesman said heart failure was the cause. she remained spry and stylish to the very end, even grinning here at her 94th birthday party last summer. her stepson, michael reagan, tweeting earlier "she is where she has always wanted to be with her ronnie." tonight, condolences pouring in. fellow first lady, barbara bush, they will be reunited once more."
arnold schwarzenegger. >> she was one of the greatest first ladies. >> reporter: well wishers dropping off flowers, those close to her pulling into the family estate sunday to pay respects. followed by that hearse. the reagans have been living in this estate for a quarter of a century, and it's also here that in 2004, ronald reagan died. she was as devoted to him in death as in his life. it was at his grave site that this iconic image was taken. the first lady kissing the coffin, pressing her cheek against it and lingering there. year after year, visiting that grave. on the 10th anniversary of his passing in 2014. seen in that wheelchair. >> matt is with us tonight, from california. we understand that mr.s. reagan will be buried beside her husband?
she would come to meditate and pray, always knowing she would >> thank you. and nancy reagan said her life really began when she met ronald reagan in 1951. he was her husband's most trusted advisor. a partnership that took them from hollywood to the white house. above all, theirs was a love story -- ronnie and nancy. in the final words of his last big speech, he called on her. >> before i go, i would like to ask the person who has made my life's journey so meaningful, someone i have been so very proud of over the years, to join me, nancy. >> reporter: nancy davis, a graduate of smith college and an actress in her own right, on
she married ronald reagan on march 4th, 1952. they made one film together, "hellcats of the navy," in 1956. >> i was afraid you wouldn't come. >> reporter: but that was the end of her acting career. she took on a new role -- her husband's inspiration, protector, guardian. their children, patti and ron jr. and from president reagan's marriage to jane wyman, michael and maureen. on their 20th anniversary, he was governor, she first lady of california, and he wrote to her, "i can't remember ever being without you." >> i, ronald reagan -- >> reporter: she was at his side as he was sworn in as the 40th president in 1981. some hollywood flair to the white house. they were a team, she was
later, writing in his diary about waking up after being shot. after the shooting, the first lady sometimes clashing with aides. and there was this famous moment when she helped the president come up with the words. >> doing everything we can. >> reporter: reagan's former chief of staff revealing that she consulted an astrologist in making his schedule. her signature cause in the white house was fighting teen alcohol and drug abuse, creating "just say no." >> just say no! >> reporter: after ronald reagan revealed in a public letter he had alzheimer's disease in 1994, nancy reagan became even more the guardian of his life and
calling it a long good-bye. giving an emotional tribute at the 1996 republican convention. >> so let me close with ronnie's words, not mine. >> reporter: her legacy forever entwined in his. >> never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never, never lose your natural god-given optimism. >> reporter: at the president's funeral, she was stoic until this moment. years later, she champion stem cell research. putting the reagan library at the forefront of politics. in her last major interview, nancy reagan spoke of the living without the love of her life -- "people say it gets better. no, it does not," she said. "i miss ronnie a lot, an awful
barbara walters is here tonight. always great to have you. >> thank you. >> you spoke with her in her final year. what was her condition in the final months? >> there was times she was fragile, but her mind was perfectly sound. >> you interviewed both multiple times. you asked about their marriage. >> how do you keep the romance in a marriage? >> i think it used to be that one of you thought it had to be, everything had to be your way. or 50/50. and it isn't always 50/50. sometimes it's 90/10, and you have to be willing to give the 90, or he has to give the 90. but it has to be one of you. >> clark gable once said,
for a man than to approach his own doorstep knowing that someone on the other side of the door is listening for his steps. >> i think it was 70/30. there are other good marriages, but she would listen to his speeches with that glowing face. and she was politicly helpful. she advised him, it wasn't just an attractive face in the white house. >> and she was his fierce protector up until the end. >> towards the end, you could tell he was losing it. she answered the questions, she prompted him. she was very much a force for him. >> how will you remember her,
>> i remember her elegance, and the style she had. other first ladies were, you know, fine. i'm not criticizing. but she had a certain style that's still reflected in the white house. >> barbara, thank you. president obama and michelle obama reflecting on the death of nancy reagan, saying our former first lady redefined the role. and let's go to jonathan karl. let's go back to 2009, because there's a story behind this image? >> their relationship actually got off to an awkward start, when president obama seemed to dis her by mentioning her use of an astrologer, and had to apologize later. but they later found common cause. you see them linking arms after joining together to favor
it was a really big deal, because it was something that most conservative at the time were opposed to. >> in the meantime, the outpouring from other first families as well, the bushes and clintons. >> yes, we had a tweet from hillary clinton, saying nancy's strength of character was legendary. and from the bushes, george w and his wife, her devotion to her husband was only matched to that for our country. >> jon, thanks. still ahead, donald trump and new momentum for ted cruz. the wins this weekend.
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very strong, and a total class act. i got to tell you, she is now with her ronnie and with the lord, and that's great. >> reporter: frontrunner donald trump today pronouncing woman." senator marco rubio calling her grace" and senator ted cruz saying she will be remembered nation and love for her husband." but amid the tributes, a realization. after last night's contests the campaign now moving closer and closer to a two-man race between cruz and trump. >> marco rubio had a very, very bad night, and personally, i'd call for him to drop out of the race. i think it's time now that he drop out of the race. i really think so. know. i don't think tonight he can get up and rant and rave and, oh, he did great. >> reporter: super saturday was cruz's biggest night yet.
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