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Award-Winning Stories of the Presidents, Online

January 17, 2013 | By NEH Staff

Ronald Reagan

Known as the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan honed his persuasive talents through years as a movie actor, union president, General Electric spokesman, and California governor. As president, he focused sharply on the conservative goals that he spent those years developing. But this film—the first major Reagan film biography in which several of his family members agreed to appear—considers the private man, too, from home movies of Reagan, a former lifeguard, swimming with his children to his final battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The Presidents: Reagan on PBS

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