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Ronald Reagan: the Great Communicator
     

Ronald Reagan: the Great Communicator

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For this up-close-and-personal TV documentary, former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Cesno was given unprecedented access to the memories of those people whose lives were profoundly touched by former President Ronald Reagan: family members, friends, political colleagues, advisors, fellow world leaders, employees. Bypassing Reagan's Hollywood career and

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For this up-close-and-personal TV documentary, former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Cesno was given unprecedented access to the memories of those people whose lives were profoundly touched by former President Ronald Reagan: family members, friends, political colleagues, advisors, fellow world leaders, employees. Bypassing Reagan's Hollywood career and controversial tenure as head of the Screen Actors Guild, the two-hour film focuses on his political career, and the events in his childhood and early adulthood that helped shape his vision and character. Impeccably unbiased, the film explores both the highs and lows of the Reagan administration, giving equal time to his adherents and detractors. Among the fascinating revelations herein are former Soviet premiere Gorbachev's affirmation that no one but Reagan could have successfully brokered the US-USSR peace summits, and the observation by son Ron Reagan that his father, though affable and outgoing, always held back "that last ten percent," refusing to allow anyone to get truly close to him. This evenly balanced film will confirm Reagan's greatness to his supporters, and reiterate the man's shortcomings to his non-supporters; even decades after the Reagan regime, there is no middle ground so far as his friends and foes are concerned.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
UPC:
0030306751092
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Time:
7:30:00
Sales rank:
15,953

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Ronald Reagan: the Great Communicator 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most thorough Reagan presidential DVD set that I've managed to find so far. It contains footage of his most memorable speeches and events--there are no commentaries from others. The second disc contains some rare excerpts from his earlier years as President of the Screen Actors' Guild and Governor of California. On Disc 2 is his announcement in 1979 to seek the Republican nomination as well as a commercial he filmed with Nancy Reagan for G.E. and much more. Contains nothing related to death or funeral.