MPT To Debut 3-Part Series 'The Reagan Presidency'

Documentary provides in-depth look at the decade of immense change, featuring interviews with notable leaders and scholars.

Owings Mills, MD- The Reagan Presidency, a new three-part series, will make its regional premiere on Maryland Public Television on two consecutive nights, May 21 and May 22, at 8 pm.  The series reveals new details of the former president’s domestic and international policies through interviews with political leaders and scholars.

The first episode, which airs for one hour on Tuesday, May 21, explores domestic issues ranging from candidate Reagan’s controversial post-convention speech; Social Security, immigration, and tax reform; and the president’s appointment of the first female Supreme Court justice.  The next evening, Wednesday, May 22, hours two and three of the film will air, focusing on the Reagan administration’s foreign policy with an analysis of the role the president played in bringing an end to the Cold War.

The Reagan Presidency provides significant new insights into President Reagan’s Middle East policy and the birth of the so-called War on Terror. The Reagan Presidency features interviews with notable Reagan staff members, congressional leaders, scholars, journalists and presidential biographers including Sandra Day O’Connor, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Reich, George Shultz, Andrew Young, Paul Volcker, and Bill Bradley, among others.

The documentary was created by The Duncan Entertainment Group, headquartered in Milwaukee.


About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia.  Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows.  Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is manifest in its year-round instructional events and super-website Thinkport which garners in excess of 1.4 million visits annually.  

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bystander May 15, 2013 at 04:20 AM
He made the country feel like the USA again, even if for only 8 years.
rick campbell July 17, 2013 at 01:14 PM
...bull crap...reagan had more people arrested in his cabinet and appointees than any president in HISTORY....he made me feel like argentinian...not american...at all....that's what so wrong about republican cultists...they think if you wrap yourself in the american flag, you are some kinda hero...


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