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American Experience; Reagan


Reel 2 of 2 , CH 1: Stereo Lt, CH 2: Stereo Rt, CH 3: Mono Mix, CH 4L Silent, 11/21/97 TRT 1:56:46

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American Experience
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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In 1989, after two terms in office, Ronald Wilson Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century -- and one of the most controversial. When his Hollywood career began to wane, Reagan turned to politics. 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."



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Chicago: “American Experience; Reagan,” 11/21/1997, GBH Archives, accessed April 13, 2021,
MLA: “American Experience; Reagan.” 11/21/1997. GBH Archives. Web. April 13, 2021. <>.
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