CMT EXPLORES THE TRUE GRIT OF A PRESIDENT AND MOVIE STAR IN THE NEW ONE-HOUR BIOGRAPHY SERIES “TRUE GRIT”

02/07/06

“True Grit: Ronald Reagan” Premieres Saturday, February 18 at 9:00 PM

NASHVILLE – February 7, 2006 – CMT’s new, one-hour biography series, TRUE GRIT, examines the life of Americans who demonstrate unfaltering courage and genuine character. The debut episode, premiering Saturday, February 18 at 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, spotlights Ronald Reagan, who rose from humble beginnings in Dixon, Ill., to Hollywood stardom and then transitioned into the most powerful position in the nation.

The story of the nation’s 40th president unfolds through new interviews from loved ones and admirers, including son Michael Reagan, Colin Powell and former Attorney General Ed Meese, and features an unexpected blend of music from CMT's current playlist, as well as traditional classics that help provide insight into Ronald Reagan’s inspirational story.

TRUE GRIT: RONALD REAGAN delves into many of the turning points in Reagan’s life, including his days as president of the Screen Actors Guild during the House un-American Activities Committee hearings of the late 40s, his fight to end the Cold War and the assassination attempt on his life in 1981. The special also explores the two women who influenced him most, his mother, Nelle, and the love of his life, wife Nancy.

TRUE GRIT: RONALD REAGAN is an original CMT production produced by Jennifer Buck. Lewis Bogach serves as executive in charge of production for CMT.

For more information on TRUE GRIT: RONALD REAGAN, visit CMT.com.

CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 80.9 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.CMT.com.

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