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

April 11th, 2018 8:09 PM
Last week’s episode of FX’s The Americans, 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…
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Soviet Agent, on FX’s The Americans, Calls Robert Bork a Nazi

March 29th, 2018 10:04 AM
A badge of honor for the late Robert Bork and his supporters? He drew the ire of an undercover Soviet KGB operative in an imaginary scene, set in early October 1987, on FX’s The Americans. At a dinner at a neighbor’s house, college student “Paige Jennings,” played by Holly Taylor, matched American Left hostility at the time toward President Reagan’s Supreme Court…
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Final Season of FX’s The Americans Tonight: Video Highlights

March 28th, 2018 5:28 PM
The sixth and final season of The Americans, a drama about Soviet agents working undercover in suburban Washington, DC in the 1980s, begins tonight (Wednesday) on the FX cable channel. While the FX series humanizes undercover KGB operatives working in the U.S. on behalf of the Soviet Union, the show also illustrates the ruthlessness of Soviet communism and how the American Left in the 1980s…
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Stone in '12: Gorbachev, Not Reagan, ‘True Visionary,’ ‘Real Democrat’

June 12th, 2017 7:14 PM
Tonight (Monday), CBS-affiliated Showtime begins The Putin Interviews, a four-night series of interview excerpts with Russian President Vladimir Putin, conducted by far-left film maker Oliver Stone who, judging by a previous series on Showtime, has an affinity for KGB-connected strongmen.
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Understatement of Century on FX's The Americans: USSR Has ‘Problems’

April 18th, 2017 8:38 PM
On last week’s episode of FX’s The Americans, mom “Elizabeth,” a KGB operative in the U.S. in the mid ‘80s, catches teen daughter “Paige” reading Karl Marx’s Capital: Critique of Political Economy. “Elizabeth” espouses how Marx wrote about “the capitalist class structure being a kind of slavery, how revolution is necessary to…
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FX’s The Americans Shows Socialism in Action: Moscow’s Barren Shelves

March 28th, 2017 6:44 PM
The Americans, which will have a new episode tonight (Tuesday) on FX, last Tuesday delivered something you rarely get anywhere on television: A “teaching moment” which highlighted the failure of policies liberals advance. Namely, the failure of socialistic/central control economic policies as the episode panned by near-barren shelves in a dingy Soviet-era Moscow grocery story.
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The Americans, FX’s KGB Spy Drama Set in Reagan ‘80s, Returns Tonight

March 7th, 2017 8:14 PM
The penultimate fifth season of The Americans debuts at 10 PM EST/PST tonight (Tuesday) on FX. As I’ve written before, while the FX series humanizes undercover KGB operatives working in the U.S. on behalf of the Soviet Union, the show also illustrates the ruthlessness of Soviet communism and how the American Left in the 1980s helped advance Soviet interests.
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FX’s The Americans: Two Anti-Soviet Scenes In Its Fourth Season

June 8th, 2016 7:48 PM
FX’s The Americans, the under-watched but very compelling drama about husband and wife undercover KGB spies in suburban Washington, DC in the early 1980s, concludes its fourth season tonight. This season the program showed a side of the Soviet Union rarely, if ever, seen on U.S. television: the method and speed in which the Soviets killed those who helped the U.S. and how Soviet…
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FX’s KGB Spy Drama Set in Reagan ‘80s, The Americans, Returns Tonight

March 16th, 2016 6:04 PM
The Americans returns tonight with its fourth season debut at 10 PM EDT/PDT. It will pick up after last season’s dramatic ending which juxtaposed then-President Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” speech with two undercover KGB agents in the U.S. distraught by the charge as their frantic teenage daughter, who just recently learned their true identity, gets on the phone to tell…
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FX’s The Americans: KGB Agents Distraught at Reagan’s ‘Evil Empire’

April 25th, 2015 9:47 PM
A great third season ending Wednesday night on FX’s The Americans, as the episode juxtaposed then-President Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” speech with two undercover KGB agents in the U.S. distraught by the charge as their frantic teenage daughter, who just recently learned their true identity, gets on the phone to tell her pastor that her parents are Russians. Plus, a…
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FX’s The Americans, Showing KGB Evils, Set in Reagan Era, Back Tonight

January 28th, 2015 4:13 PM
The Americans returns tonight with its third season debut at 10 PM EST/PST. While the FX series humanizes undercover KGB operatives working in the U.S., the show illustrates the ruthlessness of Soviet communism and how the American Left in the 1980s advanced Soviet interests. (Four videos below)

Soviets on The Americans Welcome Teen Daughter’s Wish to Join Anti-N

May 14th, 2014 7:43 PM
Another educational illustration, on FX’s The Americans, of the alliance of interests between Soviet communists and the Left in the West during the 1980s, when both worked to undermine the Reagan administration’s defense policies. (The series, set in the early 1980s, revolves around “Philip and Elizabeth Jennings,” undercover KGB agents living as an ordinary American…