A documentary series called "The Reagins", which tries to crack the character of the late American president and his wife, will air tonight on yes docu and HOT8 • Their son who is interviewed for the series admits that he also did not know all aspects of his father's personality, who began his career as an actor in Hollywood
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Reagan from the series
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Moments after the Republican government in the United States vacated his seat as a Democratic president, a new documentary series airs tonight on HOT8 and yes Docu about the former Republican president of the United States from 1989-1981, Ronald Reagan, and his wife Nancy.
"The Reagan" is a four-episode series that focuses on the Reagan couple in the years leading up to their arrival at the White House and also during Reagan's tenure.
Reagan's presidency was in the last years of the Cold War, and it was also a time when the war on the spreading drug scourge and dealing with the outbreak of AIDS began.
Reagan died in June 2004 from complications of pneumonia.
He was already suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the time, which according to the series was already felt at the end of his presidency.
He began his career in Hollywood as an inconspicuous actor, but one who managed to promote himself by connections with key people.
These connections earned him the position of president of the Actors Guild in the late 1940s and again about a decade later.
He later entered politics and served as governor of California, before being elected president in the early 1980s.
Reagan finished eight years in the White House with 68 percent public support.
This is a record figure he shares with former presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.
At the same time, the "Reagan" series cracks his seemingly successful image, pointing to failures in his rule that have led to social distress and violent rhetoric that reaches to this day.
The bio-permit includes a series of rare archive footage that has been restored, as well as interpretations from a variety of experts, members of the Reagan administration and his associates, including his young son Ron Reagan Jr., who currently serves as a political commentator on the MSNBC cable channel.
The series was directed by documentary filmmaker and Vanity Fair magazine journalist Matt Tyrnaver, who previously directed films about fashion designer Valentino, controversial jurist Roy Cohen and activist Jane Jacobs.
"Reagan was a movie star who was seen as a sensible choice for the presidency of the United States because Americans were educated on film narratives decades before his tenure," Tyrnaver said in an online video panel at the AFI Film Festival several weeks ago. First a reality star, "he added."
According to Tyrnawer, "Reagan was an employee of Warner Studios - the place where the most significant films were made in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.
He was friends with Loella Parsons, the studio's gossip studio, and she helped shape his image in the national press.
In fact it was an American product sold to the population.
The studios had a secret code for building the ultimate myth, on which Reagan's public figure was built. "
Tyrnauer added that the interview with Reagan Jr. lasted seven hours, during which he revealed with impressive honesty that there are parts of his father's personality that no one has ever seen, only Nancy. According to him, Reagan Junio admitted that for him, too, there was a mystery surrounding his father, perhaps because he was one actor and knew how to wear many masks professionally.