Book Discussion on Sleepwalking Through History

Mr. Johnson’s book, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years, talks about the 1980s as the most important years… read more

Mr. Johnson’s book, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years, talks about the 1980s as the most important years in the United States since World War II. Ronald Reagan was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two consecutive terms, and this Mr. Johnson said, made it possible for him to “invent an age” whose consequences Americans will be dealing with for years. Mr. Johnson chronicles the significant events that occurred during the Reagan era, including the Iran hostage situation. He also describes the key figures of the era, such as Ivan Boesky, Oliver North and Jim Baker. According to Mr. Johnson, the way to understand the Reagan decade is by examining how America’s economic status fell from that of a dominant world power to a struggling debtor nation. close

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Book Discussion on Sleepwalking Through History

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 4, 1991

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  • Mar 03, 1991 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1991 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 1991 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 1991 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 1991 | 10:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
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