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Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (2009)

Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny

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Hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny tells the story of the Reagan presidency and the three pillars that shaped his time in office: reviving the American economy, restoring America's spirit, and challenging the oppression of the Soviet Union. Shot on location in Washington, DC, the Reagan Ranch, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, France, Poland, and the Czech Republic, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny features never-before-seen interviews with Michael Reagan, former Reagan Administration officials, former presidents Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic and Lech Walesa of Poland, and many more. This feature length documentary traces the path of Reagan's remarkable life, from his childhood in Tampico and Dixon, Illinois, through his career in Hollywood and his time in the Governor's mansion in California, and onto his two terms in the White House. Through this journey, we see how Reagan formed his conservative principles and came to view America as a "shining city on a hill." This DVD explores how Reagan, "The Great Communicator," used his words and vision to help restore our confidence in the nation and its future. Through Reagan's leadership, America emerged from a recession with then-unprecedented economic growth. At a time when US-Soviet relations were thought to be unchangeable, that the Cold War would continue in perpetuity, Reagan saw the Soviet system as "an evil empire" of totalitarianism and a lack of basic freedoms. Reagan, virtually alone, correctly predicted the Soviet Union would end up on "the ash heap of history." Through exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses including James Baker III, Marlin Fitzwater, Mari Masend Will, Ken Adelman, Sam Donaldson, and Natan Sharansky, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny gives an insider's view of the dramatic arms control summits with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan's force of will that brought on the collapse of the Soviet Union and the liberation of millions in Eastern Europe. Finally, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, features moving tributes and remembrances upon Ronald Reagan's passing in 2004.more
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Genre: Documentary
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