How to Watch The Reagans Documentary (2020) Online

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, 1950s. 'The Reagans' part 1, 'The Hollywood Myth Machine.'

Showtime Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, 1950s. 'The Reagans' part 1, 'The Hollywood Myth Machine.'

The latest political docu-series to hit TV is The Reagans, which chronicles President Ronald Reagan’s rise to political fame and his two terms in office in the 1980s. It premieres Sunday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, here’s how you can watch The Reagans streaming online for free:

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Amazon Prime’s Showtime Channel

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content on the Prime Showtime channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Showtime Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Watch Showtime on Amazon Prime

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Showtime Channel, you can watch The Reagans live or on-demand on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


Showtime Online

This is ultimately the same option as above, except you’ll watch on Showtime’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. Showtime’s streaming service, which includes all live and on-demand Showtime content, comes with a free 30-day trial:

Showtime Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch The Reagans live or on-demand on your computer via the Showtime website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Smart TV, Facebook Portal TV or other compatible streaming device.


Watch Showtime on FuboTV

Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 100-plus-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch The Reagans live or on-demand on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.


Watch Showtime on Hulu

Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Showtime add-on:

Hulu Free Trial

Once signed up, you can watch The Reagans live or on-demand on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet.

Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.


‘The Reagans’ Preview


The Reagans (2020) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME Documentary SeriesA four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency. Watch the series premiere on Sunday, November 15 at 8/7c on SHOWTIME. #SHOWTIME #TheReagans Subscribe to the SHOWTIME YouTube channel:…2020-10-22T19:02:22Z

This new four-part docu-series contextualizes the legacy of Ronald and Nancy Reagan a generation later while exploring the palace intrigue of the Reagan White House years. Featuring never-before-seen material and interviews with the couple’s most intimate family and friends including Ronald Reagan Jr., The Reagans explores the indelible mark the Reagans left on society, the nation and the world, as well as how their impact resonates in the conservative movement of today.

By shining a light on the truths behind the Reagan myth and critically analyzing Ronald Reagan’s quest for power, his mode of governing, the ripple effects of his economic policies and the unprecedented role Nancy Reagan played in the White House, the series redefines the Reagans a generation after they stood at the center of the national and global stage. Covering Reagan’s rise from movie star to politician and tackling his questionable record on race, the administration’s near-collapse amid the Iran-Contra scandal, and inaction in the face of the HIV pandemic, The Reagans offers an epochal look at a recent past that has much to do with our turbulent present.

Part 1, airing November 15, is called “The Hollywood Myth Machine” and its description reads, “Ronald Reagan’s rise from liberal movie star to an unlikely conservative politician who shocked the nation by capturing the governorship of one of the largest states; the ruthless rise of the corporate political right.”


'The Hollywood Myth Machine' Ep.1 Official Clip | The Reagans | SHOWTIME Documentary SeriesA four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency. Watch the series premiere on Sunday, November 15 at 8/7c on SHOWTIME. #SHOWTIME #TheReagans Subscribe to the SHOWTIME YouTube channel:…2020-11-14T00:11:37Z

Part 2, airing November 22, is called “The Right Turn” and its description promises, “Reagan’s record on race and his history as a law-and-order candidate who effectively used racialist codes as a strategy to win elections; Nancy starts to come into her own as a political force.”

Part 3, airing November 29, is called “The Great Undoing” and its description says, “Exploring the triumph of both Reagans and how Ronald goes about undoing the New Deal; Nancy and Ronald struggle with their image as they seem to care more about the rich and the military-industrial complex than the poor.”

Part 4, airing December 6, is called “In the Stars” and its description says, “The Reagans’ second term – and near-collapse of the administration in light of the Iran-Contra scandal – comes under examination. Nancy’s behind-the-scenes machinations reveal her true influence and power: expertly balancing the act of a dutiful wife as Ronald’s health declines with her quest to shape the Reagan legacy. The Reagans’ tragic inaction in the face of the HIV-AIDS pandemic is assessed with Dr. Anthony Fauci weighing in.”

The Reagans airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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