Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years "To Start the World Again" on WXXI-TV

Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years "To Start the World Again" on WXXI-TV

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 10:00pm
Pictured: Secretary of State George Shultz (left) meets with the new leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1985.

Credit: Reagan Library

In part 2 of 3 George Shultz meets with Gorbachev and the Philippines are thrown into turmoil.

Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years "To Start the World Again" airs Monday, July 19 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

Philippines dissident Nimoy Aquino is assassinated and the island nation is thrown into turmoil. The administration continues to be concerned with the Nicaraguan Contras and with the release of hostages in Iran. As Reagan is sworn in for his second term, Shultz works to set up a summit meeting with the new Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. While Reagan and Shultz are in Geneva, the situation in the Philippines erupts when Aquino’s widow, Corazon, is elected president but Ferdinand Marcos declares himself the winner. Ignoring White House staff objections, Shultz persuades Reagan to abandon Marcos and recognize Aquino.

This three-part series chronicles the career and contributions of Secretary of State George Shultz, the key shaper of foreign policy in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

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