American Experience: Reagan, Part I - Lifeguard (1998)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This lengthy (4 1/2 hours) TV documentary on Ronald Reagan, part of The American Experience series, intercuts film clips, network feeds, home movies, and interviews to survey the life, career, philosophy, and policies of the 40th President of the United States. Interview subjects include Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Meese, Donald Regan, Nancy Reagan, Maureen Reagan, Ron Reagan, Patti Davis, Dr. Helen Caldicott, George Will, and Reagan's official biographer Edmund Morris. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers and filmed by WGBH Boston for PBS, the documentary premiered as a two-parter on 23-24 February 1998.

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US-government, career, President, campaign-promises, home-movies, interview, life-story, political-parties, politics, Republican-Party