Television and the Presidency: Episode 3

Sat., December 6 at 9 p.m. ET
Encore presentation on Sun., December 7 at 5 a.m. ET
Hosted by Chris Wallace

Ronald Reagan took Washington — and the world — by storm.

The new American president with a Hollywood background was uniquely suited to television.

Network news divisions — since Watergate, possessed of a self-assured and cynical view of all things politic — marveled at the power of the images they themselves were feeding us.

In episode 3 of our 5-part series, FOX News explores how the Great Communicator managed his message and the media.

From his near assassination to the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion to his stunning reelection to the Iran-Contra affair, television was there to chronicle the presidency of Ronald Reagan.