Tuesday Open Thread

On June 7 1966 A former actor named Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California Reagan’s tenure as the Golden State’s governor gave him credibility as a political leader, paving the way for his victory in the 1980 presidential election.

Not as a politician, but as an American, proud of his heritage, Mr. Reagan relates the events of this fateful period in our history with eloquence, integrity and dramatic impact. Speaking in the person of a colonist from Boston, Massachusetts, who is caught up in the turmoil of his time and has to leave home, loved ones and livelihood to endure the privations of war, Mr. Reagan makes the pages of history spring to life…

The creators of FREEDOM’S FINEST HOUR, Alec and Sam Thomas, have enhanced the excellent narration with a stirring musical background. The sounds of battle, the frivolity of the English at play in the then occupied capital of Philadelphia, the roll of the drums, the bitter wind whistling over the encampment at Valley Forge all serve to heighten the feeling that we are there as things are happening. It is a profoundly moving experience  to be a living participant in one’s own history…



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