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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Ronald Reagan Preview (Season 23)

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. 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.” Watch the full film online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/reagan/player/