The Eighties (2016)
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Episode credited cast:
Ken Adelman ... Self - Fmr Dir, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
Wyatt Andrews Wyatt Andrews ... Self - CBS News (archive sound)
Yuri Andropov ... Self - General Secretary, Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Self - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
Leonard Bernstein ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Bierbauer Charles Bierbauer ... Self - ABC News (archive sound)
H.W. Brands ... Self - Author, 'Reagan: A Life'
Leonid Brezhnev ... Self - General Secretary, Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. (archive footage)
Douglas Brinkley ... Self - Editor, 'The Reagan Diaries' / Author and Historian
Tom Brokaw ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Self - Fmr White House Communications Director
John Chancellor ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)
Mike Chinoy ... Self - CNN (archive sound)
Jill Clayburgh ... Self - Actress (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Self - CBS News (archive footage)


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Let freedom ring
21 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Very well put-together episode charting the U.S./Soviet face-off throughout Reagan's presidency. Most of the time, when I hear reference to the Cold War or nuclear winter, it's in the context of parody. But the possibility was very real. And despite the oft-heard soundbite ("Tear. Down. This. Wall!") the fall of the Soviet Union was due to surprisingly economic reasons in the end. I always like that little piece of trivia; it's askew and seems to go against the might-is-right narrative.

Sadly, no mention of Hasselhoff's contribution to the Berlin Wall collapse.


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