American Presidents: Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan was the oldest person ever elected president. After a career in Hollywood as a film actor, Reagan went into politics and was elected Governor of California. Running on a conservative platform, he was twice elected President of the United States. Known as the ‚Ä∞√õ√èGreat Communicator‚Ä∞€ù, Reagan is widely considered responsible for winning the cold war against the Soviet Union. Although the Iran-Contra scandal plagued the final years of his administration, Reagan left office in 1989 a highly popular president. The life of Ronald Reagan is the epitome of the American Dream. This program presents Reagan‚Ä∞€™s life from childhood to presidency using photographs, archival videos and historical footage.