The Gipper as you’ve never seen him before

Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary, Reagan, premiered 11 days ago at Sundance; thanks to HBO, it’ll be on television next week.

Jarecki interviewed politicians, economists, lobbyists, authors, and a few people who knew Ronald Reagan intimately (insofar as that was possible): You’ll hear from James Baker, Arthur Laffer, Grover Norquist, Dan Rather, Thomas Frank, Reagan biographer Edmund Morris, and Reagan’s son Michael. The film—a co-production with the BBC—is surprisingly evenhanded, and no less compelling than Jarecki’s previous documentaries Why We Fight and The Trials of Henry Kissinger. See it on Monday, the 7th, the day after what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday.

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