“Ronald Reagan, the actor?!” exclaimed Doc Brown in the film Back to the Future when he learned that Ronald Reagan was President of the United States in 1985. Indeed, to many, the idea of the former B-movie actor as leader of the free world was an absurd idea. Few, however, would predict that this unlikeliest of presidents would alter the course of American history. In this episode, we cover Ronald Reagan’s rise to power and how he sought to do the unthinkable: win the Cold War and destroy Soviet communism forever.
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Host: Richard Lim
Producer: Michael Neal
Script Editor: Jennifer Mazzella
Production Intern: Kolyo Vanchev
Content Intern: Melina Spatharis
Artist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
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