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"American Experience" Reagan: Part I (1998)

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American Experience: Season 10: Episode 11 -- Solidarity thrived in Poland; Soviets faced military pressure in Afghanistan, but Congress cut funding for Nicaragua. In 1986 Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev, but missile reduction talks failed over SDI research. The Iran-Contra scandal broke. Gorbachev signed a missile reduction treaty. Reagan visited Moscow in 1988, but his dream of ending the Soviet Union came after retirement in 1989. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is the second of four parts.


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Adriana Bosch (writer)
Austin Hoyt (writer)
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Original Air Date:
23 February 1998 (Season 10, Episode 11)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Ogden Stiers ... Himself / Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Baker III ... Himself
Helen Caldicott ... Herself
Robert Dallek ... Himself
Patti Davis ... Herself
Michael Deaver ... Himself

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself
Ed Meese ... Himself
Edmund Morris ... Himself
Lyn Nofziger ... Himself
Maureen Reagan ... Herself

Nancy Reagan ... Herself
Ron Reagan ... Himself

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Regan ... Himself

Ed Rollins ... Himself
George Shultz ... Himself

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself

George Will ... Himself

Episode Crew
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adriana Bosch  writer
Austin Hoyt  writer

Produced by
Adriana Bosch .... producer
Josh Clark .... associate producer
Margaret Drain .... executive producer
Austin Hoyt .... executive producer
Austin Hoyt .... producer
Larry LeCain .... field producer
Bob M. McCausland .... field producer
Susan Mottau .... coordinating producer
Chas Norton .... field producer
Mark Samels .... senior producer
Original Music by
Michael Bacon 
Cinematography by
Terry Hopkins 
Film Editing by
Betty Ciccarelli 
Bill Lattanzi 
Production Design by
Alison Kennedy (series designer)
Chris Pullman (series designer)
Makeup Department
Dianne Marcelli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Trish Cahalan .... post-production supervisor
Christine Larson .... unit manager
Tobee Phipps .... production manager
Sound Department
Glenn E. Berkovitz .... field audio
Richard Bock .... sound re-recording mixer
John Cameron .... field audio
Francis X. Coakley .... field audio
Doug Dunderdale .... field audio
John Haptas .... field audio
Edward B. Jennings .... field audio
Alfred Livecchi .... field audio
Mark Mandler .... field audio
Robert Marts .... field audio
Scott Szabo .... field audio
Les Udy .... field audio
John Zecca .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
David Eubank .... assistant camera
Mark Gunning .... camera operator
Terry Hopkins .... camera operator
Bob Long .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Maureen Barden Lynch .... post-production coordinator (as Maureen Barden)
Frank Capria .... post-production editor
Doug Martin .... on-line editor
Mark Steele .... on-line editor
Mark Steele .... on-line engineer
Music Department
Michael Bacon .... series theme adaption
Paula Kimper .... score preparation
Charles Kuskin .... music theme
Other crew
Prudence Arndt .... archival researcher
Michael Azevedo .... interactive media
Johanna Baker .... publicist
Adriana Bosch .... series editor
Judy Crichton .... executive consultant
Jim Deering .... on-line engineer
Danielle Dell'Olio .... interactive media
Ramon Fabregas .... intern
Nancy Farrell .... project administrator
Barbara Gregson .... archival researcher
Barbara Gregson .... film/photo researcher
Lewanne Jones .... archival researcher
Janice Kambara .... archival researcher
Caroline Mudge .... intern
Daphne B. Noyes .... publicist
Dan Nutu .... photo restoration
Mahlon Picht .... archival researcher
Carla Raimer .... archival researcher
Deborah Richardson .... archival researcher
Helen R. Russell .... project administrator
Nina Schreiber .... intern
Alison Smith .... archival research director
Vincent J. Straggas .... on-air promotion
Joseph Tovares .... series editor
Paul Wilson .... photo restoration

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Fitzmeyer  developer
Henry Hampton  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

43 min | 71 min
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Best president of the 20th century?, 27 July 2014

First, I want to say that I liked the documentary, especially the summary of RRs early life and his rise to the top of the political heap. However, I wanted to address the comment about him being the greatest president of the 20th century - I think you forgot a few; both Roosevelts, Wilson and Truman are some I can name who are held in higher regard than Reagan. He went from being a right wing liberal to a conservative Republican, please explain that one. During both terms, he ran up our national debt and never submitted a balanced budget, not to mention the needless wars like the Falkland Islands and Granada. Oh, and let us not forget Iran Contra, cutting funding for school lunches and a few other things that helped his rich buddies get richer. He may have been popular but he did some stupid things and was senile by the time he left office. You also erroneously said that public TV is taxpayer funded, it is not. They depend on viewer and private contributions and yearly pledge drives.

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