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Ronald Reagan a legacy remembered
Connor, Jim.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : A&E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Fifteen years after he left office, Ronald Reagan's place among the most important presidents in American history is secure ... from his first forays into politics to the ongoing debate over his place in history. Draws on a series of interviews with family, administrative insiders and world political leaders.
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[DVD version]

Special features: Reagan family tree from Genealogy. com; Ronald Reagan: The many lives episode of A&E's award-winning series Biography.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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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. ~ Rovi