American Experience

The Presidents: Reagan

Season 10 Episode 6 | 3h 41m 55s

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

Expired: 02/22/18

Rating: TV-PG

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Original funding for Reagan provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.