The Hollywood President: America needed a hero. He knew how to play one.

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If Trump was the reality president, Reagan was the Hollywood one.

A former B-movie actor, he was the PR president – dazzling with star power, on-screen magnetism and always staying on-script. But how did he get here?

How did Reaganomics and his impassioned anti-Communism shape world politics? This political documentary asks how did the first president who pledged to ‘make America great again’ shape the leaders that followed?

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