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You Must Remember This: #78: The Blacklist Part 8: Storm Warning: Ronald Reagan, the FBI and HUAC

05/07/2021

April 05,2016

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

The post-war Communist witch hunt had a big impact on Ronald Reagan’s evolution from movie actor to politician, and from Democrat to Republican. And Ronald Reagan had a major personal impact on the witch hunt’s manifestation in Hollywood, the Blacklist. This episode will trace the years in which Reagan was primarily known as a movie and TV star, and explore his two marriages to actresses, his testimony to HUAC, his behind-the-scenes work as an informer to the FBI, his late-career incarnation as bridge between Hollywood and corporate America, and more.


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