American Experience

The Presidents: Reagan (Part 2)

Season 10 Episode 11 | 1h 54m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

The second part of Ronald Reagan, who left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century — and one of the most controversial.

Aired: 02/06/11

Expires: 08/03/23

Rating: NR

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