American Experience S10E18-E19 Reagan PDTV x264-W4FAug 21
Season 10, Episode 18 - “Reagan Part 1 Lifeguard″
When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents of the 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. One by one, his opponents underestimated him; one by one, Reagan surprised them, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a ‘shining city on a hill.’
Season 10, Episode 19 - “Reagan Part 2 An American Crusade″
An economic transformation in 1983 secured Reagan’s second term. The episode chronicles his last four years in office-from the loss of his closest advisors and the Iran-Contra scandal to the dawning of the fall of Communism in Europe.