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The Reagan Revolution 

Actor turned politician, Ronald Reagan is elected 40th President of the United States. Although the country initially goes through tough times Reagan leads the country through two terms and brings a renewed sense of patriotism to America.
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Robert Baer ... Himself - Fmr CIA Officer, Beirut (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
Howard Baker ... Himself - White House Chief of Staff (archive footage)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - Author, 'Reagan: The Life'
Tom Brokaw ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself - Fmr White House Communications Director
Bob Cain Bob Cain ... Himself - CNN (archive footage)
Lou Cannon Lou Cannon ... Himself - Author, 'President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime'
William Casey William Casey ... Himself - Director of Central Intelligence (archive footage) (as William J. Casey)
John Chancellor ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Morton Dean Morton Dean ... Himelf - CBS News (archive footage)
Sam Donaldson ... Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Don Farmer Don Farmer ... Himself - CNN
David Gergen ... Himself - Former White House Communications Director
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Actor turned politician, Ronald Reagan is elected 40th President of the United States. Although the country initially goes through tough times Reagan leads the country through two terms and brings a renewed sense of patriotism to America.

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7 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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The revival of the American spirit
20 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'The Reagan Revolution' tackles the 40th presidency as a chronological narrative, charting the man's peaks and valleys in the White House. And it's a great story, in the Hollywood sense.

I was still in utero when he won the '80 election, but here's the thing: had I been of age, I probably would've voted for him. And I say this in spite of his deification by the right during the last 30 years and the acute case of rose-tinted glasses. The guy could really give a speech, and his cheerleading came at just the right time. That's how effective he was on the stage and that's why this is the best episode I've seen of these CNN miniseries.

It's when a roller-coaster story makes for excellent TV.

9/10


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