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U.S. Government Official on FX’s The Americans: Reagan ‘Might Be Going Senile’

Posted on 11 April 2018

<p>Last week’s episode of FX’s <em>The Americans</em>, set in 1987, imagined a U.S. arms control official telling an undercover Soviet KGB operative that he’d heard from a White House insider that President Ronald Reagan has “been forgetful, not focused, almost a different person lately. The man I talked to said he thinks that the President might be going senile.” In the next scene, the agent’s KGB handler worried: “Weinberger and his cronies are even more hard-line than Reagan.”</p>