President and First Lady Reagan with Michael Jackson Badge Magnet
President and First Lady Reagan with Michael Jackson Badge Magnet
President and First Lady Reagan with Michael Jackson Badge Magnet

President and First Lady Reagan with Michael Jackson Badge Magnet

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  • On May 14, 1984, President Ronald Reagan presented the Presidential Public Safety Communication Award to Michael Jackson for allowing the song “Beat It” to be used in a public service campaign against teen drinking and driving. “Well, isn’t this a thriller? I know why you’re here, and with good reason – to see one of the most talented, most popular, and most exciting superstars in the music world today – Michael Jackson. And Michael, welcome to the White House,” said Reagan.

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