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Patt Morrison on Margaret Thatcher's legacy in California




A book about former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with a message on the cover is left next to floral tributes outside the residence of Baroness Thatcher in Chester Square on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lord Bell, spokesperson for Baroness Margaret Thatcher, announced in a statement that the former British Prime Minister died peacefully following a stroke on 8th April, aged 87.
A book about former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with a message on the cover is left next to floral tributes outside the residence of Baroness Thatcher in Chester Square on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lord Bell, spokesperson for Baroness Margaret Thatcher, announced in a statement that the former British Prime Minister died peacefully following a stroke on 8th April, aged 87.
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Margaret Thatcher died this morning at the age of following a stroke. Known as the "Iron Lady" Thatcher was a conservative politician who served as England's Prime Minister for 11 years starting in 1979. 

Her term ran in tandem with that of President Reagan's during the final decade of the Cold War. He called Thatcher his "special friend" and political "soul mate."

RELATED: Read Patt Morrison's  Margaret Thatcher obituary in the L.A. Times

KPCC's Patt Morrison covered her visits to California and her visits with Reagan.