Reagan: From Movie Star to President

Ronald Reagan: From Movie Star to President is a two-hour documentary about the president’s lifelong love affair with Hollywood, from boyhood fandom to leading man to president of the Screen Actors Guild. Nobody loved a good story more than Reagan, and the tale of the Great Communicator’s himself – from a humble childhood in the Midwest to the pinnacle of power – represents the epitome of the American Dream.

Drawing from the book, Reagan: The Life by best-selling biographer H.W. Brands, the special dives deep into the pivotal events that shaped Reagan’s life. Dramatic recreations reveal the untold, behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the trajectory of his career. Interviews and rare archival material illustrate his life through the Great Depression, WWII, Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Cold War, an assassination attempt, and public and personal heartache.

1 x 120-minute episode

Produced for REELZ.