American Experience

The Presidents: Reagan (Part 1)

Season 10 Episode 6 | 1h 50m 27s  | Video has closed captioning.

In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the twentieth century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism.

Aired: 02/06/11

Expires: 08/03/23

Rating: TV-PG

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